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10 March 12th, 2015 EMPIRE Grows Audience To 14.7 Million, Most Tweeted Episode-To-Date, Demo Dips Ever So Slightly!


Wednesday night after another juicy episode of Fox’s hit sudsy drama Empire, the hip-hop familial drama  scored its largest audience to date with 14.7 million based on preliminary numbers.

In addition, Fox tweeted this morning that the episode was the most-tweeted-episode to date with a whopping +750K live tweets! The only ratings numbers to dip ever so slightly, and for the very first time in the series record-breaking inaugural season run was in it’s 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 will probably end up being one tenth or two tenths off it’s best showing when final numbers come out.

Whatever the case, next week is the two-hour season finale on Wednesday March 18th, which could set more record breaking numbers.  And what did you think about the performance of Terrence Howard (Lucious), Jussie Smollett (Jamal), and the Lyon family on last night’s episode, when the “Who’s the daddy” drama took a turn, and Lucious put himself in the line of fire to save son Jamal and then Cookie (Taraji B. Henson)?

Watch last night’s Empire OMG Moment after the jump and then weigh-in!

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  1. Julie Haze says:

    EMPIRE rules. That is all.


    su0000 replied

    I love Empire !!!!!
    Lucious has about 21/2 years to live, and during his remaining time he will eventually be in horrible condition, ALS is horrible..
    there is no cure so Lucious is on his way to the grave, then will Empire be as good without him.. I wondered about that..


  2. anacarrie says:

    I guessed last week that Lucious would be revealed as the father when Jussie Smollett said he had this big secret and was behind it all. Plus that is a classic soap opera twist for the father to be revealed to be someone else in the family. It does explain why there was no paternity test and why he so willingly took the baby to his house. But still, I can’t help but hope that Olivia has slept with others and it turns out to not be his kid but in soap world, not likely.


  3. Mo says:

    I thought everyone did a great job.

    Loved Rhonda standing up to Lucisous.

    Will miss Lola. She’s so cute!


  4. MBmomof3 says:

    The reveal of Lola’s father was classic soap. I hope Lola and her mom visit with some frequency. Great show!


  5. twb6yz says:

    I’ve always loved the sniping between Cookie and “Boo-Boo Kitty.” I sort of wish they didn’t spend Annika out of both the Lyon household and Empire so quickly since they don’t interact as much anymore.


  6. Rebecca1 says:

    I actually thought Lucious was lying to protect his son…figuring he was going to die anyway from his illness anyway. In this uncharacteristic magnanimous gesture, it turns out that he loves his gay son after all. If it is the case he’s the father, I can see why Cookie would be hurt and Jamal devastatingly disappointed…but he did put himself in the line of fire for both of them. I thought it was a rare glimpse where his love for them came through and was surprised neither one showed relief or gratitude that he was willing to take the bullit. Great episode/acting. And, yes, Lola is beyond adorable!


  7. sonniorsolita says:

    I love the show but the writing in this episode didn’t measure up. If Luscious is truly the baby’s father (it seems like it was left vague), he would never have let Olivia waltz off with Lola like that. Plus, wouldn’t Jamal have had more of a horrified reaction? It was a great concept, but played out strangely. And if Naomi Campbell’s character refused Lucious’s money and threw his check back in his face, why did she leave? Even if he threw her out of his house, why would she go back to London with nothing at all? I didn’t think that made sense or was well-explained. Still more fun than most of what’s on TV, though!


    Rebecca1 replied

    I agree…I’m still not sure if he’s Lola’s father and, ye, was strange he didn’t encourage them to stay, offer them cold support, something. Also, as I mentioned, where was the love when he put himself in front of a potential bull it for them. Was a bit underdeveloped…


    Rebecca1 replied

    Child support

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