Fox’s ‘Empire’ Continues Unprecedented Ratings Growth

February 12, 2015 5:44 PM

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Fox’s ‘Empire’ Continues Unprecedented Ratings Growth

Fox’s scorching-hot first-year drama “Empire” continued on its run of unprecedented growth on Wednesday, hitting a series high in viewership for the fifth straight week since its premiere and standing as easily the night’s No. 1 program in key demos. Also of note on the night were gains for CBS’ “The Mentalist” one week from its series finale.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Empire” (4.7 rating/14 share in adults 18-49, 11.9 million viewers overall) was up a tick in the demo while gaining about 400,000 total viewers to hit new highs in both categories. Since bowing with 9.9 million viewers on Jan. 7, the soap ha...

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