Fox drama ‘Empire’ hits 13 million viewers

February 20, 2015 5:30 AM

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Wednesday night’s episode snared 13 million viewers, marking the sixth consecutive week since its premiere that the soapy Fox drama has added to its audience — almost unheard-of in a fractured TV universe.

Even more impressive, the episode, which aired from 9 to 10 p.m., averaged a stellar 5.2 in adults 18-49. That was head-and-shoulders above any other prime-time show airing Wednesday night — including “Empire’s” Fox stablemate “American Idol” (which averaged a 2.7).

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