The Media Chart for April 8: 'Empire' Returns Almighty

'Walking Dead,' NCAA Tourney Top Cable

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'Empire'
'Empire' Credit: Fox

The Media Chart is a weekly look at what's topping the rankings and the ratings.

Fox's hip-hopera "Empire" returned from its long four-month hiatus on March 30 without missing a beat, ranking No. 3 on the broadcast TV ratings list.

Broadcast's highest-rated scripted series had been absent from the TV lineup since its Dec. 2 midseason finale. Though second-season ratings have not been as strong as its record-breaking first season, the uptick in numbers from this week's midseason premiere proves viewers still can't get enough of Cookie and Co.

TV RATINGSWeek Ending Sunday, April 3
BROADCAST
Rank Program Network Rating
1 The Big Bang Theory CBS 8.8
2 Dancing With the Stars ABC 7.8
3 Empire Fox 7.4
4 The Voice (Tuesday) NBC 6.9
5 The Voice (Monday) NBC 6.9
6 Little Big Shots (Sun., 8 p.m.) NBC 6.7
7 American Country Music Awards CBS 6.7
8 NCIS CBS 6.6
9 Blue Bloods CBS 6.5
10 60 Minutes CBS 6.1
CABLE
Rank Program Network Rating
1 Walking Dead AMC 7.4
2 NCAA Men's Basketball: North Carolina vs Syracuse TBS 5.6
3 NCAA Men's Basketball: Villanova vs Oklahoma TBS 4.8
4 Talking Dead AMC 3.4
5 Nascar: Sprint Cup Racing/Martinsville FOX SPTS 2.5
6 Fixer Upper HGTV 2.4
7 WWE Raw (Mon., 9 p.m.) USA 2.3
8 WWE Raw (Mon., 8 p.m.) USA 2.3
9 WWE Raw (Mon., 10 p.m.) USA 2.3
10 CNN Wisconsin G.O.P. Town Hall CNN 2.1
Source: The Nielsen Company. Television rating is based on 115.8 million households for live and same-day viewing of programs of at least 30 minutes duration.
DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE 2016Year-to-Date Through Sunday, April 3
Rank Film Studio Gross (Millions)
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens* Buena Vista $934.9
2 Deadpool* Fox 355.1
3 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Lionsgate 281.7
4 Zootopia* Buena Vista 275.9
5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Warner Bros. 261.5
6 The Martian Fox 228.4
7 Spectre* Sony 200.1
8 The Revenant* Fox 182.6
9 Hotel Transylvania 2 Sony 169.7
10 Daddy's Home* Paramount 150.3
Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com. Box office gross for films in theaters since Jan. 1; films marked with a asterisk are still in theaters.
DVD RENTALSWeek Ending Sunday, April 3
Rank Film Days in Release Studio
1 Daddy's Home 12 Paramount
2 Creed 33 Warner/MGM
3 The Hateful Eight 5 Anchor Bay
4 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 12 Lionsgate
5 Concussion 5 Sony Pictures
6 The Good Dinosaur 40 Disney/Pixar
7 The Big Short 19 Paramount
8 Secret in Their Eyes (2015) 40 Universal
9 The Night Before 33 Sony Pictures
10 Spotlight 40 Universal
Source: Home Media Magazine.
MAGAZINE AUDIENCEFebruary 2016
Food
Rank Property Audience (Millions) Change
1 Allrecipes 50.6 20.9%
2 Taste of Home 23.5 -7.2
3 Bon Appétit/Epicurious 23.3 29.8
4 Food Network Magazine 17.5 2.3
5 Cooking Light 16.2 -4.0
6 EatingWell 10.2 11.6
7 Kraft Food & Family 9.5 16.6
8 Rachael Ray Every Day 6.2 -3.9
9 Saveur 2.9 10.1
10 Vegetarian Times 2.0 -17.1
Source: MPA - The Magazine Association. Total print and digital audience. Change is over February 2015.
DIGITAL SONGSWeek Ending Thursday, March 31
Rank Title Artist Label
1 7 Years Lukas Graham Warner
2 No Meghan Trainor Epic
3 My House Flo Rida Atlantic/Poe Boy
4 Work From Home Fifth Harmony Syco/Epic
5 Work Rihanna Roc Nation
6 I Took a Pill in Ibiza Mike Posner Monster Mtn./Island
7 Never Forget You Zara Larsson & MNEK Epic/TEN
8 Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande Universal/Republic
9 Stressed Out twenty one pilots Fueled By Ramen
10 Me, Myself & I G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha RCA
Source: Billboard.
TOP WEBSITES BY CATEGORYAs of April 4, 2016
News
Rank Category Rank (Country) Rank (Global)
1 Reddit (U.S.) 9 34
2 CNN (U.S.) 20 86
3 The New York Times (U.S.) 24 102
4 Yahoo News (U.S.) 5 5
5 The Huffington Post (U.S.) 38 139
Satire
Rank Category Rank (Country) Rank (Global)
1 The Onion (U.S.) 618 2,019
2 The Borowitz Report on NewYorker.com (U.S.) 466 1,388
3 The Daily Mash (U.K.) 1,435 33,423
4 Private Eye (U.K.) 11,700 283,493
5 The Daily Currant (U.S.) 91,335 324,054
Source: Alexa.com. Category rank based on estimated average daily visitors and page views over the previous three months; home country ranking is based on visits from that country. Position reflects popularity within each category, but the traffic rankings shown for The Borowitz Report and Yahoo News are for NewYorker.com and Yahoo.com, respectively.
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