EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon in the “The Devils Are Here” Season Two premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Chuck Hodes/FOX.

Scoreboard FOX CBS ABC  NBC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 4.4/15 2.3/8 2.1/7 1.6/5 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x
Total Viewers (millions) 11.688 8.050 7.055 7.797 0.939

FOX was number one in adults 18-49 and led with total viewers.

On FOX, the series premiere of Rosewood earned a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The second season premiere of Empire earned a massive 6.5 adults 18-49 rating, way up from the 3.9 last season’s premiere earned, and just shy of the series high 6.9 last season’s finale earned. UpdateFOX has again ordered rush finals and Empire has adjusted up to a 6.7 adults 18-49 rating. 

On CBS, the premiere of Survivor earned a 2.4, down from the 2.7 last fall’s premiere earned. The season finale of Big Brother earned a 2.2, up from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, The Middle earned a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, even with the 2.1 last season’s premiere earned. The Goldbergs earned a 2.4, also even with the 2.4 last season’s premiere earned. Modern Family earned a 3.1, way down from the 3.8 last season’s premiere earned. black-ish earned a 2.4, down from the 3.3 last year’s series premiere earned, but up from the 1.6 last season’s finale earned. The season premiere of Nashville earned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from the 1.4 last season’s premiere earned.

On NBC The Mysteries of Laura returned to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from the 2.0 the series premiere earned and but up slightly from the 1.1 the season finale earned. The two-hour Law and Order: SVU premiere earned a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating down from last season’s premiere, which earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, America’s Next Top Model earned a 0.4, down a tenth from last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. A Wicked Offer earned a 0.2, down a tenth from last week’s 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, September 23, 2015: (Live + Same Day):


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor (8:00 -9:30PM) 2.4 8 9.61
FOX Rosewood -P 2.4 9 7.36
ABC The Middle -P 2.1 8 8.16
NBC The Mysteries of Laura -P 1.2 4 6.90
CW America’s Next Top Model 0.4 2 1.36
8:30PM ABC The Goldbergs -P 2.4 8 7.60
9:00PM FOX Empire -P 6.5 20 16.02
ABC Modern Family -P 3.1 10 9.26
NBC Law and Order: SVU -P (9-11PM) 1.7 6 8.20
CW A Wicked Offer 0.2 1 0.52
9:30 PM ABC black-ish -P 2.4 7 7.30
CBS Big Brother (9:30-11:00PM) 2.2 7 6.49
10:00PM ABC Nashville -P 1.3 4 5.00


via NBC press note:
· In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.0/8; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.4/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.2/6; “Late Show,” 0.8/4; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated. 
NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.coming soon.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast. For more information see Numbers 101and Numbers 102.

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