Ratings: Lethal Weapon Ticks Up, Prentiss' Return Lifts Criminal Minds

Michael Ausiello

Fox is probably feeling pretty good about its decision to order those extra Lethal Weapon episodes.

The rookie drama enjoyed its first week-to-week gain last night, drawing 6.7 million viewers and a 1.9 demo rating (vs last Wednesday’s 6.5/1.7). Empire also ticked up a tenth in the demo (to 3.3) while remaining steady among total viewers (9.3 mil).

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Paget Brewster’s return to Criminal Minds boosted the procedural both in viewers (8.3 mil vs 7.7 mil) and in the demo (1.7 vs 1.4), while Code Black was unchanged (6 mil/1.1).

Meanwhile, the first hour of ABC’s comedy block (The Goldbergs and the super-compatible Speechless) was flat, while the second hour (Modern Family and black-ish) was up, with the latter surging three tenths to a 1.8. Kiefer Sutherland’s Designated Survivor (7 mil/1.6) was even. Over at The CW, Arrow was stable (1.9 mil/0.7) and Frequency was down in viewers (1.1 mil) and a tenth in the demo (0.3).

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At NBC, Blindspot continued to trend downward, dropping another two tenths in the demo (from 1.3 to 1.1.). Law & Order: SVU and Chicago P.D. both ticked up a tenth (to a 1.4).

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