Empire goes off onto its three-month hiatus with a ratings boost. The drama rose 38 percent with Wednesday's episode, averaging a 4.4 rating among adults 18-49. Among total viewers, the show was up by nearly 2 million viewers to 11.2 million.
It's very much in line with Empire's October and November same-day showings — and a big improvement from last week's series low. On Thanksgiving Eve, Empire tumbled to a same-day score of just a 3.2 rating in the key demo.