Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Fox Drama ‘Empire’ Builds Audience in Second Week

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*“Empire” proved Wednesday that its premiere ratings were no fluke.

The Fox drama, which hit the season’s highest live-plus-same-day rating for a new series last week, maintained its premiere momentum in its second week — and actually managed to improve a touch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

After a steady “American Idol,” “Empire” averaged a 4.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.3 million viewers. That’s up from last week’s already formidable scores, which rose to a 5.3 rating in the key demo and 13.1 million viewers after three days of delayed viewing.

It’s more good news for Fox, which also saw “Idol” lose little steam — averaging a 2.9 rating with adults under 50 and 10.7 million viewers.

Second-place ABC saw steady outings of “The Middle” (2.2 adults) and “Black-ish” (2.0 adults), while “The Goldbergs” (2.3 adults) and “Modern Family” (3.0 adults) each slipped two-tenths of a point.

CBS’ block was also steady, with “The Mentalist” (1.3 adults), “Criminal Minds” (2.2 adults) and “Stalker” (1.5 adults) all holding.

“The Mysteries of Laura” (1.1 adults) fell two-tenths of a point on NBC, while “Law & Order: SVU” (1.4 adults) shed three-tenths of a point before a steady “Chicago P.D.” (1.5 adults).

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  1. I think Fox has got a hit! I think this show has a real edge. The characters, though all black, represent the black community very well. Most shows with black cast often are to white like. In other words, black people can stay black and be filthy rich. The cross over appeal is stunning, and due impart to the Hip Hop culture. What struck me was how all the shows of that ilk, black and white, look alike. Another example of why the republicans are on the wrong side of history. The Hip Hop culture is here to stay, and make a show like this have great cross over appeal. Without which, could not be a hit with just the black community.

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