Fox’s hit soap opera, Empire continues to increase in key demo ratings, and adding viewers week after week with apparently no end in sight!
And after Wednesday’s night’s airing, which featured some blockbuster moments including: Cookie (Taraji B. Henson) and Lucious (Terrence Howard) having sex, and Anika (Grace Gealey) catching them! Lucious telling his family that he indeed has ALS, the scene with Andre (Trai Byers) in the shower post his dad revealing the severity of his illness, and brothers Jamal (Jussie Smollett) and Hakeem (Bryshere Gray) putting their differences aside in a musical showcase, the drama scored big with the TV audience … yet again!
According to The Hollywood Reporter: “Empire passed the lofty 5.0 rating and averaging a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49. That’s up up three-tenths of a point from the previous high last week, and it could easily still go up even more in final returns this afternoon. Viewership was also up a solid million to 12.94 million viewers.”
In it’s seventh episode, nothing is hotter on the television landscape than Empire, proving that a good delicious soap opera with a twist can work, and be powerful with the viewing audience in this day and age of so many channel and show choices.
What did you think of last night’s Empire? What was your favorite moment from it? Do you think Empire will set the tone for series to follow from other networks, and more primetime soaps will be created? Or, do you think Empire is such a special show with that once-in-a-lifetime across the board appeal? Share your thoughts below!