Empire went out with a bang. And we don't mean gunshots, although those were there too. The season one finale of Fox's Empire had an early overnight audience of 16.5 million viewers. In the key 18-49 demographic the freshman drama had a 6.4 rating. These numbers will likely go up when final numbers hit later today. And even more when DVR footage is factored in.
In the 9-10 p.m. hour, Empire had a 6.8 rating and 17.5 million viewers.