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I still don't get the hype surrounding the hip hop soap opera Empire on Fox TV. Sure the season finale finished with a respectable viewership of 17 million, but so what? The Cosby Show and A Different World pulled in triple the viewers of Empire on any given week. I don't recall the fervor surrounding those TV ratings.

Is it because Empire is a part of Hollywood's gay agenda TV shows? The Walking Dead has higher TV ratings than Empire. Do we discussed that show's ratings every week? Somebody clue me in.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Two hours of Empire averaged a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 16.7 million viewers. As for its audience, that's up 800,000 viewers from the previous week. The tune-in during the regular 9 p.m. hour was even more impressive. In its time slot, Empire fetched a 6.9 rating in the demo and 17.6 million viewers. (The nightly total gave Fox broadcast's highest-rated night of regular programming since American Idol in 2012.)

Empire premiered Jan. 7 to a 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.9 million viewers. It subsequently grew its viewership every week for each of the 11 episodes that followed — and, with the exception last week's penultimate outing, Empire also managed the same feat in the key demo.

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    • B. Stoners

      Well considering we have a gazillion channel optons to choose from, I'd say 16 million viewers is very impressive. Lets not be crabs in a barrel.

    • capricorn83

      :facepalm:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      off topic

      I lied to boss about being on birth control and now im pregnant ugh
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      Boss=Boyfriend/husband

    • sassyshe

      the :shade: the rating are important because it is primarily an all black cast on network tv on a non-comedy series and on racist fox network.

      Sandra just give the people props, dont be like the other salty Bettys - 50, Bow Wow, Malika, Tyrese

    • sassyshe

      You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM says:

      off topic

      I lied to boss about being on birth control and now im pregnant ugh
      ———
      Boss=Boyfriend/husband

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      Wait, stop, who said this

    • capricorn83

      If Family Hustle had this many viewers, we would never stop hearing about it... :tea:

    • B. Stoners

      They SHOULD bring Tyrese in next season though. Have him her love interest for awhile. That would be GREAT television. He would make a nice side piece to Lucious.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Do you realize not as many people had TVs back on the 80/90s. Why such the hate?

    • CaliYoruba

      I had a stomach virus and missed 3 days of work...sooo the few times that I was awake, I watched Empire. It's actually not a bad show :shrug:

      and side note in my commercial lady side effects voice:

      "If you or anyone you know has a stomach bug or stomach virus....STAY AWAY FROM THEM UNLESS YOU WANT THE WATERFALLS OF HELL RUNNING THRU YOUR BODY" :rofl: I never want to experience that again :whew:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      Anybody ever seen what her real daddy looks like?
      ^^^^^
      He tall and dark. Nice looking

      by WhoDat on Mar 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm
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      The pank box gonna come out on this question again. i believe there’s a past post about her and her father. I remember someone wake asking this question when the chemistry seemed off between her and TI

      by You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM on Mar 19, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    • WhoDat

      This doesn't count the folks who gonna watch this online or folks who DVR'd it for later.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Man, if Malcolm woulda been in Luscious house at the end... That would have been EPIC!!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      That's excellent ratings :yes: I don't watch it :tea: I will wait till it come on Netflix and binge watch ..... I watch enough shows :phew:

    • B. Stoners

      :offtopic:
      The Beyhive done made Raven shut down her IG account. :haha: Bet she wont rumble with the queen or the First Lady ever again.

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      Welp happy bday dumbass. Being a single parent is such a pleasure :)

      Who left the gate open for these trolls :angry:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Family Hustle had this many viewers, we would never stop hearing about it…
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      :coffee:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      Boss=Boyfriend/husband

      ____________________

      :phew: oh, okay... cause i was downstairs mad as a mofo like, who? :blink: WHO?! :shocked: i say, is asking womenz bout they wombs at work??!!!! :mad: :cuss:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Welp happy bday dumbass. Being a single parent is such a pleasure :)

      Who left the gate open for these trolls :angry:
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      :ghost:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      I'm with you Cali. Im not an Empire watcher but since i was home and everyone was making a fuss I watched.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      WhoDat says:

      This doesn’t count the folks who gonna watch this online or folks who DVR’d it for later.
      ________

      Probably not :tea: this show almost getting walking dead viewer amounts :tea: was this the first time they got 17 mill ? Either way somebody watching that show :yes:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      lovezoe says:

      Welp happy bday dumbass. Being a single parent is such a pleasure :)
      Who left the gate open for these trolls :angry:
      —–
      :ghost:
      _______________
      Who said this :rofl: :rofl: chile

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      Thanks for the prayers Roses :hugs:

    • Ni ni

      @B Stoners, What did Raven say about the queen?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      B. Stoners says:

      :offtopic:
      The Beyhive done made Raven shut down her IG account. :haha: Bet she wont rumble with the queen or the First Lady ever again.
      _____________

      Her own ignorant comments made her do that :tea:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM says:

      off topic

      I lied to boss about being on birth control and now im pregnant ugh
      ———
      Boss=Boyfriend/husband

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      Wait, stop, who said this

      by sassyshe on Mar 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm
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      This was NiNi's post. I was asking if Boss=boyfriend/Husband? I left off the ?. It's not me ya'll :lol:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      User! :shocked: :rofl:
      so you sayin we been bamboozled?! hoodwinked?! nothing to see here?! :wtf:
      is Sandra been hacked? lemme logout afore my work computer get pank eye :cool: :kona:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :lol:

    • MissHarlem

      Can't we just congratulate even if you dont watch like moi :facepalm:

      Also if you dvr a show and don't watch it in 48 hrs your rating won't count.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      When you realize you still have another half a sub in the fridge to eat from Publix :yahoo: :woot:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      okay, i aint got nothing else to say bout boss man, baby daddy, or boss hog.
      be bless... :shrug:

    • CaliYoruba

      @ YOU IS PETTY - the writing is decent but there's just so many other shows on right now. I need to slow down. Right now I watch

      House of Cards (completed)
      Walking Dead
      Housewives
      Scandal
      Luther is coming soon.
      Power is coming soon.

    • iWasteTime

      :rofl:
      Sandra! Hates this show.
      But this is just last night.
      DVR people have until tonight to be counted and streaming people next weeek

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      The Beyhive done made Raven shut down her IG account.
      _____________________________

      why would she shut it down though? she knew her words were provocative. and isn't that why she said what she said? :shrug:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      and Taylor! :spank:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      CaliYoruba says:

      @ YOU IS PETTY – the writing is decent but there’s just so many other shows on right now. I need to slow down. Right now I watch
      _____________

      Co fawking sign chile :clap: It's a bunch of good shyt on these days :yes: Lawd

    • Blanche Devereaux

      :phew: oh, okay… cause i was downstairs mad as a mofo like, who? :blink: WHO?! :shocked: i say, is asking womenz bout they wombs at work??!!!! :mad: :cuss:
      ...................................

      Hell me too :hahaha:

    • B. Stoners

      NiNi
      She really didnt say anything wrong. Just that Lil Kim was the original Queen Bee. The Beyhive went ballistic for no reason :rofl: But then the agreeing with that Ape comment about the First Lady didnt help the cause. Especially when Bey and Michelle are good homies. They have put so many Bees on her page she cant even use it. :hahaha:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: ...that's all. :tea: says:

      The Beyhive done made Raven shut down her IG account.
      _____________________________
      why would she shut it down though? she knew her words were provocative. and isn’t that why she said what she said?
      _____________

      You know her weak azz can't take the heat :tea: I have lost all respect for her....

    • https://www.facebook.com/lists/10150387562179388#!/video.php?v=347882248719363 User Friendly

      We were watching Blackish :kona: Are we lame?

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      B. Stoners says:

      NiNi
      She really didnt say anything wrong. Just that Lil Kim was the original Queen Bee.
      ____________

      Well I can agree with that :tea: chile Stans ..... you know what :tea: nevermind

    • http://www.landofpure.net EYE :whip: finity yeen know? :tea:

      :think:

      I wonder what HTGAWM's finale ratings were? :think:

      i was kind of underwhelmed by Empire's finale tho :kona:

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      What I do now, besides not clean up my closet :rofl: ?
      But Nina, you ain't andwer us! :waiting:

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      I watch:
      Chicago Fire
      Chicago PD
      Scandal
      Blackish
      CSI New Orleans
      RHOA
      Hart of Dixie
      Empire

    • Miany

      Rep. Dawnna Dukes/via Facebook
      Someone is posting stickers that say “exclusively for white people” on businesses in the Texas capital of Austin.
      Racist stickers that say “exclusively for white people” have mysteriously popped up on nearly a dozen storefronts in Austin, harkening to the dark days of racial segregation in the south.
      The circular labels, bearing the official logo of the Texas capital, say a “maximum of 5 colored customers” are allowed inside, but colored staff is “accepted.”
      The unauthorized signs claim to be sponsored by the city, but Austin Mayor Steve Adler blasted the culprits and said they were not produced by Austin or knowingly displayed by the businesses.

      ^^^ mind you these the same folk that take offense to problack...they see pro-black as anti-white... maybe thats cuz their crakkka azzez are anti-black :tea:

      :waves: hey yall roses :hug:

    • MissHarlem

      USER nope not at all. I like Blackish. I gotta catch up on blacklist I'm so behind...sads

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      UF, you're not lame! I thoight that sound of music shat was on so I didn't turn to blackish. I would've watched blackish. Has any one seen Fresh Off the Boat? I'm uncomfortable with the name alone. I haven't watched an episode.

    • B. Stoners

      Well I can agree with that :tea: chile Stans ….. you know what :tea: nevermind
      _________________________________________
      I'm a Stan as well. But I'm old enough to know that Kim was the original Queen Bee. She coined that in like 95. These young Bey stans dont know that. They probably wasnt even born.

    • MissHarlem

      Other than the First Lady comment Raven ain't say chit wrong. Lil Kim was.....so what stans.

    • whitty hutton

      i think it's awesome the viewership is high. i can't wait for power. i'm mad at walking dead for killing off noah so i will watch, albeit reluctantly. they better get another black man/men on there quick or i'll boycott.

    • MissHarlem

      PETTY I want to see it. I should be annoyed at that name since people swear me and moms came in boat :eyeroll: but I'm not offended. I will check it out this weekend.

      I love SCRIPTED TV :woot:

    • whitty hutton

      what fay said:
      i was kind of underwhelmed by Empire’s finale tho :kona:
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      me too. i commented in an earlier post that it's too much too soon and the flow isn't realistic. it's like they put 5 or 6 seasons worth of storylines into season 1. :shrugs:

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Jenie if you wait for Empire to come in Netflix, u won't see it til 2030.

    • You is Petty, You is Messy, You is Extra aka TM

      :newpost: again. :phew: I'm tired of walking up all these virtual steps. :lol:

    • http://youtu.be/bQaBEm_mh5U MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      Welp happy bday dumbass. Being a single parent is such a pleasure :)

      Who left the gate open for these trolls :angry:
      ________________
      :waiting: Point them out

    • http://youtu.be/7fSfM0vk0qk Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      Fresh Off The Biat is all kinds of racist. It's ok tho.

    • whitty hutton

      @miany
      hubby and i were recently discussing shyt like this. it's becoming the "in" thing with white folks to be OPENLY racist again, like pre-Civil Rights. for a while, the white sheets were being worn underneath their suits/clothes, but now they're wearing them openly/proudly. i'm fully expecting them to outright stop hiring us based on skin color and not hide that that's the reason why.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

      If I saw that sign, wouldn't even be mad. You don't want my business great!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      EYE missed this last night. WATT he do, like give them their ROC chains *throws up the ROC sign*
      :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Who wanna RUMBLE WITH THE BEE *bzzzzzzzz*

      :cheer: Team Lil KIM :karate:

    • http://talkingwithtami.com/blog talkingwithtami

      :tea: Its a good show! lol

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyR09SP9qdA&sns=em Afiya says FOH :chase:

      #Empire asn't crossed over yet....oh but when it does :clap: just keep the story line real, most of us been there and can relate :grill:

    • ShoYaRight

      I'm relieved we have a good quality, well written black show that's doing so well.
      Tyler Perry coonery shows keeping the lights on at OWN don't count!

    • Chicago Lady

      Empire is fire!!!! One of my fav shows!!!

    • uizmessy

      I am more than convinced that you are the most negative blogger out there. Your an extreme hater and more than anything else you the on your own black brothers and sisters. Your disgusting I'm sure you hate yourself and this is why you can never see the good in something that is such a huge accomplishment for a majority black cast and crew to have the number one show on television. You look for faults in everything. you need prayer and a friend Sandra the hater rose

    • tintin1979

      Sandra can you please be for your black people for once. This is big, whether you like the show or not. Cosby and Diff World were on a TV at time there was no internet and at a time black ppl weren't on television so of course they got viewership but in a day and age where tv is hardly watched this is nice that a black show can accomplish this in 2015. For once be on the black side and stop being all Uncle Tom.

    • pointhimout

      LOL I see Sandra's not going to quit until y'all believe this. ADW, one of my favorite shows, declined in ratings year after year, although they did maintain double digits for the most part during their 6 year run. Cosby averaged 20M+ viewers on average though. ADW did so well because it followed The Cosby Show. I take nothing from TCS or ADW because both shows opened doors for so many others.

      Empire is a good show. Do I think it's the best thing ever created? Absolutely not. Should some scenes be re-written or at least re-shot? Absolutely. I'm hoping the writing improves drastically in S2. There was waaaaaay too much going on in that finale. They were cramming in plots to tie up loose ends they remained opened all season. Like, what was Cookie's obligation to the feds and how was it completed? All we saw was her getting forced into their car each time, so. Stuff like that needs to be cleaned up.

      And please, stop Jussie from singing. He sounds a mess. You have us tuning in to watch, we're not going to be easily sold on your hip hopera soundtrack.

    • OpinionHated

      Because anything with black writers and black cast is only supposed to appeal to black people - the fact that people outside the assumed demographic are tuning in is news... but you right the gay agenda is powerful - even the walking dead got gays now... what next a Disney cartoon all about being 5 and gay....

    • taylow

      sandra there isnt a show on tv that pulls cosby show numbers now! back then most of america didnt have cable and internet wasnt even a thought in the consumers mind the 17 million that empire pulls is good for number 1 in ratings of all shows that night including the show big band theory which white folks love! the days of 30 and 40 million people watching a single show is dead no show will pull 20 million viewers in the days of netflix and hulu and other streaming sites please stop hating on this show believe me its some content that makes me side eye a lil bit but overall its a good show its a hit and its going to get at least get 2 more seasons

    • http://www.kottoncandikouture.bigcartel.com CandiGyrl81

      People just like the show.... ummmmmmm yea people just like it!