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12 January 8th, 2015 EMPIRE Season Opener Scores FOX Best Series Premiere In Three Years!

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Never underestimate the power of a good soap opera, right? Well, here is another! Last night, the highly touted new soap in the hip hop world, Empire scored some very impressive numbers!

According to TV Line, “The series premiere on Wednesday night brought in 9.8 million total viewers and a 3.7 demo rating. That marks the network’s highest-rated series launch in three years (since Touch), and broadcast TV’s No. 2 debut of the season (trailing ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder).”  At the epicenter of this “Dynasty-esque” drama is the talents of Terrence Howard and Taraji B. Hensen as Lucious and Cookie! And how about those one-liners of Cookie’s?

In story as viewers learned, Lucious has ALS and wants to decide which of his three sons in man enough to run the company when he is gone! Meanwhile, Cookie just got out of the slammer after 16 years and wanted what was rightfully hers, half of the music business empire!  And even at the end of the first episode there was a death when Lucious proved he will kill to protect what is his!

So did you check out Empire?  If so, what was you favorite part? Will Empire become the next hottest enduring primetime soap opera? Comment below!

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  1. Mo says:

    It also had AI as the lead-in, which I’m sure helped.

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  2. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    It was kind of interesting…and well made…some over acting moments which seemed forced…looks like a hit!!!

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    davlestev1 replied

    Overacting? No my friend pure soapy melodramatic camp at its best.. I LOVED IT!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Maybe overacting here and there but more towards camp(Dynasty -style like you say but i liked it too and see it as a hit…im going to watch every Wed if i can!!!

  3. Jake NJ says:

    I thought it was great! Terrance and Tarji were awesome!

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    Jeremy replied

    definitely. I just watched the pilot. I loved it, loved them!
    now I gotta binge watch the other episodes. So good!

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  4. Phil Brooks says:

    Cookie steals the show!

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    Jake NJ replied

    I agree…she will be a force to be reckoned with

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    Jeremy replied

    for sure. I loved seeing Gabby Sidibe in the episode, too! great cast!

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  5. su0000 says:

    Media has greatly changed during the past decade as to what the public likes/wants to view..
    Empire is an example of ‘change’..
    It will be a blockbuster, a must see..

    goes to show why the soaps struggle to get ‘new’ viewers because they are still in the 80′s the 20th century media production lol .. and we love them !!! :)

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    davlestev1 replied

    I agree su0000…Dallas had to retain it’s 90′s soul (purely from a long lasting formula viewpoint) to do as well as it did…and it was full of holes…full of camp…and like Empire makes me think of one of my favorite lingos…”Once upon a time there was an engineer..choo choo charlie was his name we hear…CHARLIE SAYS…Love my GOOD N PLENTY…CHARLIE SAYS…HELPS TO RING THE BELL….love the nod to what makes a primetime soap PRIME TIME!!!

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    davlestev1 replied

    Let’s say 80′s soul that propelled it to the 90′s…either way…LOL

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