The hit soap, Empire returned with a vengeance on Wednesday night. The Fox series was firing on all cylinders in its messages, it’s storylines and it’s performances (we loved former ATWT star Marisa Tomei guest star turn), and Jussie Smollett’s (Jamal) musical performances!
And the numbers were very strong for it’s second season opener. Empire scored 16 million total viewers and a 6.5 rating share, which is only slightly under their record-setting season one finale second hour! That episode gave Empire 17.6 million and a 6.9 share.
But even more notable is: Against it’s own series debut Empire was up 62 and 71 percent. That represents the largest Season 1/Season 2 leap in 10 years, since the record setting performance of House!
So, what did you think of last night’s second season premiere? What was your favorite part during the episode? Are you surprised that Empire is continuing to perform so strong? Share your thoughts below!