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7 February 12th, 2015 EMPIRE Continues Unprecedented Ratings! Up In Total Viewers and Demos For Fifth Straight Week Since Premiere!


Wednesday’s nights airing of FOX’s uber-hit series, Empire continued its unbelievable performance in the ratings department!

The series once again gained viewers and extended its run of unprecedented ratings growth hitting a series high in viewership for the fifth straight week since its premiere and as the night’s No. 1 program in key demos! According to Variety, and the national estimates from Nielsen, “Empire” (4.7 rating/14 share in adults 18-49, 11.9 million viewers overall) was up a tick in the demo while gaining about 400,000 total viewers to hit new highs in both categories.”

Since bowing with 9.9 million viewers on January 7th, the soap has grown with each week: 10.3 million, 11.1 million, 11.4 million, 11.5 million and now 11.9 million.

Last week, it became the first program in the history of Nielsen’s Meters (going back to 1991) to grow in total viewers with each of its four episodes following its premiere.  And last night, it added to its record.

What do you think of this record-breaking ratings performance by Empire! Why is the show striking a chord with you, and viewers across America? Share your thoughts below!

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  1. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Empire is easily the best scripted drama on television; I thoroughly have enjoyed this series week-to-week. And I cannot wait to see what else comes out of this fantastic series.


    Jeremy replied

    Definitely loving it, too. The show has flow and consistency and great guest stars, especially this past week with Courtney Love and Raven-Symone… and, lots of others to come this season. Taraji is shinning!!!


  2. clh says:

    Powerhouse show with powerhouse performers and performances. What’s not to love?!

    Love that Cookie!!


  3. su0000 says:

    Love Empire.. !!

    Empire and Gotham are both gold! Empire #1 ..


    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree. Both shows are exceptional. Cast, writing, production…all amazing. Great to know that network TV can still provide superior entertainment.


  4. kristen says:

    drama drama romance drama!!! Its what soaps used to be!! And COOKIE is everything!!!!


  5. penny says:

    I Love This Show!!!!!!!!!!


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