FOX is struggling with their dramas this season. Gotham is a ratings success but Sleepy Hollow is way down and Red Band Society has been cancelled. Will Empire be a hit? Cancelled or renewed for season two?
On Empire, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is the CEO of a successful hip hop music company. His life is turned upside down when he learns that he has ALS and must now choose one of his three sons as his successor. The rest of the cast includes Taraji P. Henson, Malik Yoba, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Gabourey Sidibe.
The higher a show’s ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better its chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
1/17 update: FOX has renewed Empire for a second season.
Final season averages: 5.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 12.97 million total viewers.
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What do you think? Do you like the Empire TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season?