TV Ratings Report: Empire's Return Dominates

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Fox's sophomore sensation, Empire, returned with stellar ratings. 

It's one of the only shows that returned up in the ratings after a lengthy mid-season hiatus. It 12.2 million viewers and a 4.7 rating among people 18-49. 

Are You For Real? - Empire Season 2 Episode 11

Before that, Rosewood shot up to 5.1 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. 

And elsewhere around the dial:

  • On CBS, Survivor (9.4 million/2.1 rating) ticked up, but Criminal Minds (9.3 million/1.8 rating) and Criminal Minds Beyond Borders (7.3 million/1.4 rating) sunk.
  • On The CW, Arrow (2.4 million/0.9 rating) recovered from last week's series low and Supernatural (1.6 million/0.6 rating) was even.
  • On ABC Nashville (3.9 million/0.9 rating) was the only original, with The Middle (5.4 million/1.2 rating), The Goldbergs (4.6 million/1.2 rating), Modern Family (4.7 million/1.3 rating) and Black-ish (3.9 million/1.1 rating) in encores.
  • And on NBC, Heartbeat (4.8 million/0.8 rating) and Law & Order SVU (6 million/1.4 rating) were in line with last week, but Chicago PD (6.7 million/1.5 rating) surged.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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