Ratings: “Empire” Falls To Non-Holiday Low For Mariah Carey Episode

Empire [FOX]

Mariah Carey’s appearance on “Empire” generated ample media coverage, but it did not drive a live+same-day ratings gain.

Wednesday’s episode, in fact, set non-holiday lows in adults 18-49 and total viewership.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s “Empire” drew a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating and 9.24 million total viewers. The numbers trail the 3.7 rating and 9.65 million viewer mark garnered by last week’s episode.

They, moreover, rank as the lowest for a non-holiday edition of “Empire.” Only last year’s Thanksgiving Eve episode, which was excluded from the final averages as a “special,” drew a smaller live+same-day audience (3.2, 9.21 million).

— FOX led into “Empire” with “Lethal Weapon.” The numbers trail the 2.0 rating and 7.23 million audience sum posted by last week’s episode.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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