TV Ratings: EMPIRE Can’t Be Stopped; ARROW Takes a Tumble

     February 12, 2015


The TV ratings for Wednesday, February 11th are in (college basketball preempted some of these series in certain markets, so expect adjustments). Here are some of the highlights:

  • Empire continues to dominate. The super entertaining Fox show is up a tenth from even last week’s series high, bringing in a 4.7 and 11.9 million viewers at 9 p.m. (putting up almost 3% from last week). Rise, Cookie Monster, rise! This gravity-defying ratings trend, it should be noted, has been unprecedented on TV in recent memory.
  • Empire‘s lead-in, American Idol, didn’t fare quite so well, diving four tenths from last week, and ending with a 2.7 and 10.4 million viewers.
  • the-goldbergs-muscles-mirksyIn the ABC comedy lineup, The Middle (2.1, 7.91 million viewers) at 8 p.m. was down a tick while The Goldbergs at 8:30 p.m. (2.3 and 6.95 million viewers) stayed steady. Modern Family at 9 p.m. was down a tenth (3.3, 9.8 million viewers) from last week, while black-ish jumped up three tenths to 2.2 and 6.93 million viewers.
  • On the CW, Arrow (you can read Dave’s recap here) was down two tenths from last week to notch a 1.0 and 2.59 million viewers at 8 p.m., although The 100 at 9 p.m. continues to make a gains with a 0.6 and 1.59 viewers. It is small but it is mighty — that’s a 20% gain from last week (as opposed to Arrow’s 17% dip).
  • At 10 p.m., there was a rare 3-way tie among CBS’s Stalker, ABC’s Nashville, and NBC’s Chicago PD. All three logged a 1.4 in the key 18-49 demo, pulling 7.58, 5.17, and 6.5 million viewers respectively.