Critics are already projecting the sophomore slump on two of TVs favorite newcomers.
Despite their respective season 2s premiering to fantastic numbers, the Terence Howard-led FOX hit ‘Empire’ and ABC’s #TGIT junior ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ (Viola Davis) are seeing ratings get further and further away from their blockbuster openings.
‘Empire,’ which experienced its first ever drop in ratings last week, dropped even further this week as final reports reveal (despite still reigning as Wednesday night TV’s champion). Elsewhere, ‘Murder’ didn’t exactly make a killing with its ratings either and delivered its lowest numbers to date.
Get the data below and weigh in:
‘Empire’ – 13.1 million viewers (down from 13.7 from last week)
‘How To Get Away With Murder’ – 7.2 million viewers (down from 7.53 last week)
While fellow TGIT shows ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ (Thursday night TV champion again) also slipped, their numbers are consistent with seasons’ past.
‘Scandal’ – 8.8 million (down from 9.12 million last week)
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ – 8.1 million (down from 8.58 million last week)