The Wednesday TV ratings for March 25th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- TV viewership was down by 5% overall for the night, as most scripted series saw big drops. Were those all viewers fans of Fox’s Empire who now aren’t watching other broadcast series (and then some?) Fair enough.
- Empire has left a giant ratings hole since its finale last week, it seems, which put CBS back on top for the night in both they key 18-49 demographic, as well as with viewers overall. To kick things off at 8 p.m., Survivor won its hour with a 2.2 rating and 9.52 million viewers.
- Fox’s American Idol, also at 8 p.m., is definitely missing Empire. It was down to a 1.7 (from a 2.4 last week) and 8.34 million viewers, coming in third for the night after ABC’s The Middle, which eked out a win over the singing competition with a 1.8 rating and 7.24 million viewers.
In one of the few positive stories of the night, Arrow was up a tenth to a 1.0 rating and 2.78 million viewers at 8 p.m. on the CW, while Supernatural stayed pretty steady with last week in its new 9 p.m. time slot, garnering a 0.7 and 1.73 million viewers.
- An Empire-less 9 p.m. hour left ABC’s Modern Family on top, with a 2.8 rating and 8.54 million viewers, even though it was down six tenths from its last original episode.
- The Nashville: On the Record special that ABC aired at 10 p.m. earned a 0.8 rating and 4.07 million viewers.
- NBC’s Chicago PD, also at 10, won the hour with a 1.5 rating and 6.3 million viewers, steady with last week’s numbers. It also narrowly beat out CBS’s CSI: Cyber, which notched a 1.4 rating and 8.06 million viewers (also matching last week’s numbers).