The Wednesday TV ratings for October 14th are in; here are some of the highlights:
- Last year, the story was all about Empire’s ratings ceiling — was there one? Would it ever find it? Season 2 evidently has. The show is still a curve-breaker for live ratings among scripted shows throughout the entire week, but at the same time, it’s seeing a downward trend. This week, it dropped almost half a point to a 4.6 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, and pulled 12.17 million viewers at 9 p.m. on Fox.
- Back at 8 p.m., Fox’s Rosewood dropped three tenths to a 1.4 rating and 5.01 million viewers, while The Mysteries of Laura on ABC stayed fairly steady with a 1.0 rating and 6.85 million viewers.
Arrow’s second episode this season on the CW dropped slightly to a 0.9 rating and 2.47 million viewers at 8 p.m. The same was true for Supernatural at 9 p.m., which lost a tenth to notch a 0.8 rating and 1.88 million viewers.
- ABC’s comedy bloc started off even with The Middle at 8 p.m. (1.9, 7.06 million viewers), but The Goldbergs at 8:30 p.m. (2.0, 6.38 million viewers), Modern Family at 9 p.m. (2.6, 7.82 million viewers), and black-ish at 9:30 p.m. (1.8, 5.71 million viewers) all lost a tenth from last week.
- Things were steady for Law & Order SVU at 9 p.m. for NBC with a 1.5 rating and 6.2 million viewers, and the same was true for Chicago PD at 10 p.m., which pulled a 1.5 rating and 6.6 million viewers.
- Code Black found some new life at 10 p.m. on CBS with a 1.2 rating and 6.92 million viewers (up a tenth from last week), while Criminal Minds back at 9 p.m. stayed steady with a 1.7 rating and 8.92 million viewers.
- Nashville wrapped things up for ABC at 10 p.m. by improving a tenth, garnering a 1.2 rating and 4.57 million viewers.