Here are the same-day, Live +3 and Live +7 adults 18-49 ratings for every non-sports show that aired on FOX in 2015-16. Same-day ratings are for all new episodes aired in-season (Sept. 21, 2015-May 25, 2016), including those coded as specials. DVR ratings include only regularly scheduled episodes not coded as specials. Summer shows that aired one or two episodes in season aren’t included.

Top-rated show: “Empire.” Same-day, 4.4; Live +3, 6.2; Live +7, 6.6.

Biggest rise in the rankings: “Scream Queens.” Tied for 13th in same-day (1.1) but ninth in both L+3 (1.8) and L+7 (2.0).

Biggest fall: “Rosewood” and “World’s Funniest.” “Rosewood” ties for eighth in same-day (1.4) but falls to 10th in L+3 (1.7) and 13th in L+7 (1.8). “World’s Funniest” ties for 22nd in same-day (0.7) but is dead last at 26th in L+3 and L+7, with no change in its rating.

L +SD rank Show L +SD rating   L +3 rank L +3 rating Rank +/-   L +7 rank L +7 rating Rank +/- (from L3)
1 Empire 4.4 1 6.2    — 1 6.6    —
2 The X-Files 3.2 2 4.3    — 2 4.8    —
3 American Idol – Wednesday 2.3 3 2.9    — 3 3.0    —
4 American Idol – Thursday 2.2 4 2.6    — 4 2.8    —
5 The Simpsons 1.7 7 2.0   -2 8 2.1   -1
6 Family Guy 1.5 7 2.0   -1 7 2.2    —
Lucifer 1.5 5 2.3  +1 5 2.6    —
8 Gotham 1.4 6 2.1  +2 6 2.4    —
Rosewood 1.4 10 1.7   -2 13 1.8   -3
10 Masterchef Junior 1.2 10 1.7    — 13 1.8   -3
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.2 10 1.7    — 10 1.9    —
The Last Man on Earth 1.2 10 1.7    — 10 1.9    —
13 Hell’s Kitchen 1.1 15 1.6   -2 15 1.7    —
New Girl 1.1 10 1.7  +3 10 1.9    —
Scream Queens 1.1 9 1.8  +4 9 2.0    —
16 Bob’s Burgers 1.0 17 1.3   -1 17 1.5    —
Bones 1.0 16 1.5    — 15 1.7  +1
18 Grandfathered 0.9 19 1.2    -1 19 1.3    —
Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life 0.9 20 1.0   -2 22 1.0   -2
20 Sleepy Hollow 0.8 17 1.3  +3 18 1.4   -1
The Grinder 0.8 20 1.0    — 20 1.2    —
22 Minority Report 0.7 20 1.0  +2 20 1.2    —
Bordertown 0.7 25 0.8   -3 25 0.8    —
American Grit 0.7 23 0.9   -1 24 0.9   -1
World’s Funniest 0.7 26 0.7   -4 26 0.7   —
Second Chance 0.7 23 0.9   -1 22 1.0  +1

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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