After eight consecutive weeks of growth, Empire was up against its biggest obstacle this Wednesday in the form of the annual Daylight Saving Time downturn.
The still the show proved victorious bringing in 14.7 million total viewers (ticking up 3 percent from last week’s finals) and a 5.6 rating (dipping two tenths).
The show did finally halt its nearly unprecedented eight-week growth streak in the key demo. Wednesday's episode brought in a 5.6 rating among adults 18-49, per Fast National Nielsen returns. That's off a tenth from last week's initial score.