Fast National ratings for Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
After doing something unprecedented for the season by rising in its second week, FOX's "Empire" did something fairly unprecedented in this writer's memory and also rose in its third airing. With "American Idol" also getting a big bump, FOX dominated Wednesday in all measures.
Per FOX, "The Finder" three years ago actually rose in its second and third weeks as well, but those numbers were on an entirely different scale.
Elsewhere, "Criminal Minds" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" both hit series lows against the "Empire" juggernaut
On to the numbers...