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!