Ratings: Fox’s ‘Empire’ Draws Largest Audience Yet, Dominates Wednesday

January 29, 2015 4:53 PM

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Ratings: Fox’s ‘Empire’ Draws Largest Audience Yet, Dominates Wednesday

There appears to be no slowing down Fox drama “Empire,” which drew its largest overall audience yet on Wednesday and again stood as the night’s dominant program in all key demos. This week, it built by its biggest demo margins to date on its winning “American Idol” lead-in while pulling ahead of the reality show in total viewers for the first time.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Empire” averaged a 4.3 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 11.3 million viewers overall — just about on par with last week’s series high in the demo and gaining about 250,000 total viewers to hit a high by that measure. After premiering with...

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