According to The Hollywood Reporter, and Nielsen ratings, in the key 18-49 demographic, “Empire” pulled in a 3.8 rating, and overall, averaged 9.9 million viewers for the night. Next to ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Empire” is reportedly the top launch of the 2014-2015 television season, and brought in numbers for the night that in the 18-49 category, beat out the likes of “Modern Family,” “Blackish” (a show it went head-to-head against that we love) and the season premiere of “Empire’s” own lead-in show, “American Idol.”
This is awesome news for everyone involved with the show! Did you tune in to the premiere on Wednesday night? Thoughts?