‘Empire’ Season 3 Launches To Huge Ratings

Published: Thursday 22nd Sep 2016 by Sam
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FOX‘s ‘Empire’ shows no signs of crumbling.

Season 3 of the music drama made its much touted return to the small screen last night and it did so to large ratings.

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Per TV By The Numbers, the Lee Daniels production remains the #1 scripted show on broadcast TV after premiering 10.80 million viewers. It achieved a 4.1 rating in the all important 18-49 demographic.

Though well below the 16 million who tuned into the season 2 debut (which earned the 2015 broadcast a 6.7 rating), yesterday’s figure is in line with last season’s finale. An indication that there’s been little-to-no drop off with the show’s core viewership.

What’s more, network execs will no doubt be pleased that the return of ‘Empire’ helped them crush any and all competition on the night.

With high-profile appearances from the likes of Mariah Carey set for the third season, all eyes will be on whether Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, and co can maintain the momentum.

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  1. Ughhhh September 22, 2016

    Honestly, I was really bored last night. And I hate how they easily get over deaths on that show it isn’t realistic and every scene is very jumpy.

    • LISA LEVINE September 22, 2016

      What happen to Jamal’s recovery – he was in and out the hospital in 10 mins. PLEASE BRING ON A REAL SUPERSTAR WITH REAL VOCALS – WAITING FOR MRS. MARIAH CAREY TO SLAY OUR TV SCREENS.

      • Ughhhh September 22, 2016

        Right completely unrealistic!

  2. Molly #TheMostRelevantBitch September 22, 2016

    This show is losing its steam

  3. Sjxuvjxisbfj September 22, 2016

    Stopped watching a few episodes in to season 2. It got so boring so quickly.

  4. IG @ MIXEDBOY September 22, 2016

    I can’t wait for Mariah!

  5. #JACKIE September 22, 2016

    That show is TIRED

    • #justsayn September 22, 2016

      @#JACKIE

      LOL just like Ciara’s music career!

      • #JACKIE September 22, 2016

        Yawn…

  6. Pat September 22, 2016

    Down 39% overall. Not a good look… but glad the cameos have been cut down…may gain some steam back

  7. SheShePooPoo September 22, 2016

    Won’t watch after Miss Messy Lee Daniels hired Taye Diggs. Taye Diggs is notorious for taking out full length ads against us. Taye said that we stopped him from making money because we don’t watch his films. So I guess Miss Messy Lee Daniels want to guarantee him a paycheck. I’m sure Miss Messy Lee Daniels don’t think we would stop watching Empire. But I will.

  8. danyboo6 September 22, 2016

    I enjoyed it especially the to go plate line. Cookie so bossy! Oan my show Queen Sugar came on right after and OWN is starting to really get good. Queen Sugar five stars the haves and have nots is pretty good too. Im living for all this chocolete. I remember black shows wouldnt be as vast as it is on tv now. It use to be like UPN one night, a string of black shows would come on and that was black sitcom for the week. Lol. Better days ahead.. thank God for dvr.

  9. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 September 22, 2016

    Show was blah! Seriously you guys wintess somebody fall to thier death & the next day everyone is back in the office like nothing happened. Jamal needs to sit his ass down and rest, he had no business being on stage after being shot anyway! Cookie… I’m so over her and her charter/luscious! Boo Boo Kittie even having a baby you still bore me! Andre he is so fine and actually one my favs on the show his character has a purpose. Hakeem……..,

  10. Kwinzy September 22, 2016

    Boo Boo Kitty did Rhonda so dirty. This show is messy but the premiere was one of the best episodes in a hot minute! Great acting.

  11. Sherrele September 22, 2016

    It was alright last night, but I did get a little bored.

  12. Bitchpleaseeee September 22, 2016

    ???????????????????????????

  13. TRAVON AUSTIN September 22, 2016

    I am excited for next week!

  14. TRAVON AUSTIN September 22, 2016

    Lambs are happy. New music for Empire, a music video for Empire, and a potential Empire role for more episodes after next week. Seems like Mariah is gettin paid and staying booked. Empire is nothing compared to her Christmas and Valentines Day endorsement deals. She is also releasing a new album toooo!!!! She has so much going on and coming up. My wallet is ready. I honestly dont know how she does it 27 years into her career. I just need you to come thru MIMI, my lucious vocal eternal powerhouse QUEEN!!!!!

  15. TRAVON AUSTIN September 22, 2016

    Lambs are happy. New music for Empire, a music video for Empire, and a potential Empire role for more episodes after next week. Seems like Mariah is paid and staying booked. Empire is nothing compared to her Christmas and Valentines Day endorsement deals. She is also releasing a new album too! She has so much going on and coming up. My wallet is ready. I honestly dont know how she does it 27 years into her career. I just need you to come thru MIMI, my lucious vocal eternal powerhouse QUEEN!!!!

  16. TRAVON AUSTIN September 22, 2016

    Lambs Unite!

  17. Thando September 22, 2016

    I think its great show, particularly since its a Black oriented show on a MAJOR network. If you don’t like it, change the channel and watch something else. Black audiences are so not used to having multiple shows be successful they always ball-bash one so that only one is on air. Then we are the same people who complain that TV isn’t “diverse” enough. Sometimes I feel Black people just want to complain for the sake of it. The show is good/better than most shows and thank you to FOX for keeping it going.

  18. Nowqd Reddibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi September 24, 2016

    Nice

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