Ratings Update: FOX’s “STAR,” “Empire” Rise This Week

FOX’s “STAR” and “Empire” both posted gains in adults 18-49. “Empire” was also up in viewers.

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Update: FOX’s Wednesday night dramas both posted gains in adults 18-49 this week.

“Empire” also posted a gain in the viewership column.

According to national data posted by Showbuzz, “STAR” drew a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 4.51 million overall viewers. Last week’s episode drew a slightly lesser 1.4 in the demo but a slightly stronger 4.56 million viewership mark.

Lead-in “Empire” posted a 2.0 rating and 5.93 million viewers this week. Last week’s episode drew a 1.9 in the demo and 5.89 million in viewers.

Wednesday’s “STAR” slightly outperformed last week’s episode in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, the episode drew a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and 4.59 million overall viewers.

Assuming the numbers hold in the final report, they will narrowly top the 1.4 rating and 4.56 million viewer mark drawn last week.

— FOX led into “STAR” with “Empire,” which was steady in adults 18-49 and down slightly in viewers.

Fast national data has the show doing a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and 5.86 million in viewership. Last week’s episode posted 1.9 rating but 5.89 million in the viewership column.

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