Fox’s soap opera, Empire, was renewed for a second season last week, and the show’s ratings prove why.
Fox has renewed their new show Empire for a second season. The show was so successful that it broke Fox’s 22-year-old ratings record, so obviously Fox is expecting great things for this soap opera’s future. According to Indie Wire, the show is the first since 1993 to increase its ratings and the number of its viewers in only two weeks after the premiere episode.
The show premiered with a 3.8 percent adult ages 18 to 49 rating. It then climbed to 4.0 percent by the second episode, and again to 4.4 percent rating by the third episode. This is a big accomplishment for Empire, and Fox’s network as well.
Empire stars Terrence Howard (Iron Man) and Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). The prime time soap opera centers around a hip-hop music and entertainment company called Empire Enterprises. The show is created by Lee Daniels (The Paperboy) and Danny Strong (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1).
The only other time a program’s ratings increased that quickly on Fox was back in 1993. A show called Moon Over Miami increased rapidly, but unfortunately decreased just as fast. It started to drop in its ratings and viewers. Eventually, the Fox show was canceled after 10 episodes. Fortunately, there is no sign of that happening with Empire, and the ratings show beyond doubt that this show will be sticking around for a while. Fox obviously has enough confidence in their show to continue it for another season.
Empire is on Fox Wednesday’s 9:00/8:00c.