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Rough week for Fox broadcast in television ratings

It felt like a summer week on the Fox broadcasting network — and that's not a good thing.

Bereft of hits and in the traditional April lull before the last big month of the traditional TV season, Fox averaged a paltry 2.2 million viewers last week. Its most popular show, "Empire," aired a rerun that had barely over 3 million viewers.

Its most popular show last week, an episode of "Masterchef Junior," ranked No. 49 for the week, the Nielsen company said.

As is becoming more frequent, as many people watched Fox News Channel in prime time as its corporate sister on broadcast.

Despite having many of its shows in repeats, CBS won the week in prime...