Empire Reign Just Won’t Let Up: 12.9 Million Viewers Tune In Extending Record Breaking Numbers

Posted on March 1, 2015


Follow me on Twitter @WilliamGMcCray and Instagram @SirWilliamGMcCrayIII to keep up on the latest!
Obnoxious On The Red Carpet……‘Empire’ only has four episodes left this season, and with last night’s (2/18) episode setting up the groundwork for the rest of the season we can only expect that the next four weeks will be some of the greatest prime time TV.
Following last night’s premiere the ratings are in and like the previous several weeks, the hit show is smashing everything in its path with another ratings high. According to EW:
Wednesday’s episode hit 12.9 million viewers and a huge 5.1 rating among adults 18-49. That’s up 6 percent from last week in the demo (which, of course, was a record rating too).
In total viewers, Empire has gone up every single week – six total – since its premiere. Among adults 18-49, the series has risen five out of six weeks. I asked one broadcast analyst for a historic comparison point to help put the latest gain into some kind of perspective compared to other dramas that have risen in the ratings over the years. The rep replied: “Don’t have any new historical references for its post-premiere growth. It has literally exceeded all Nielsen total viewer records to date.” In other words, after Empire broke that record a couple weeks ago where the hip-hop drama series posted more consecutive ratings gains than any other new broadcast show in at least 23 years, the rise of Empire has become unprecidented.

Posted in: Uncategorized