via press note:
· In addition to its record-breaking five consecutive weeks of post-premiere audience growth in Live + Same Day, EMPIRE’s Adults 18-49 L7 average (5.9/17) is now tied with CBS’ Thursday Night Football (which also includes NFL Network viewing in that rating).
o In Live + 7 this season, EMPIRE (5.9) is seven tenths of a rating point ahead of the #2 drama, How To Get Away With Murder (5.2/16)
· And GOTHAM continues to post huge Live + 7 ratings gains for show of its size – averaging a +71% lift to a 4.1/12 rating this season. This makes it one of the Top 5 dramas overall on broadcast (and the #3 new series this season).
· Also note that AMERICAN IDOL-Weds is averaging a 3.8/12 rating in its FOURTEENTH season – which is within 10% of what The Voice drew for its Monday airings this fall.