Empire

Fox TV has lost so much commercial ads revenue on the one-time smash hit Empire, that the program was renewed for a 4th season to recoup the losses.

According to TV by the Numbers, Empire’s ratings have fallen steadily since the debut season, but it’s still the No. 1 drama (and No. 2 show overall) among adults 18-49 on the broadcast networks.

TV By the Numbers — “Empire” averages a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 8.67 million viewers in live + same-day figures. Add a week of DVR and on-demand viewing and it rises to a 4.8 and 12.5 million viewers. Only “The Big Bang Theory” (3.4 same-day, 5.3 Live +7) has better numbers among non-sports shows on the broadcast networks.

“Empire” is also FOX’s top-rated show by a wide margin. Its 3.2 same-day rating is 45 percent higher than the No. 2 show on the network, “The Simpsons” (2.2).

“Empire” is currently on hiatus and will return for the second half of Season 3 on March 22.

Meanwhile, Lee Daniels‘ other FOX drama, STAR, did okay in the ratings, pulling in just over 4 million eyeballs on Jan. 4. Compare that to ABC’s Black-ish which drew over 5.8 million viewers.

STAR features Queen Latifah, Quincy Brown, and 2 transgender actors. Other than that, there isn’t much of a plot.


  • Tammie Reed

    I stopped watching after the first season, they lost me early on. It was too much going on!

  • imright

    this show fell all the way off. disappointing?

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    I’ve never watched an episode. For some reason I tend not to watch shows that come across as being “over hyped”. Congratulations to them having the series extended.

  • iWasteTime

    They better bring Pitch back!

  • GuestSTAR

    I think less scenes or no scenes with Jussie Smollett singing would probably help increase ratings.

  • MissHarlem

    I guess Lee is sucking the right dck. That show is turrible.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SMR: that the program was renewed for a 4th season to recoup the losses
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Logic fail.

  • GuestSTAR

    Kathy Hughes gotta knock off show that will premiere on BET (I think). Bout an affluent black family who ownes a magazine, filled with drama.

  • cpatterson_22

    They should pick a storyline and see it through

  • Yoni

    Whale, the ratings are high as fukk one post down.

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

    That’s just a movie I believe. Hopefully it will turn into a series, it looks good.

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

    I stopped watching last season. Only watched this season to see who took a tumble.

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

    Ima be so mad if they don’t

  • Wreckognize Game

    I think Jussie heard somebody say LL was the G.O.A.T and misunderstood.

  • Desiree Edwards

    It’s because Timbaland is no longer associated with Lee Daniels…lol

  • GuestSTAR

    Oooo ok, didn’t know that. I might check it out.

  • GuestSTAR

    Yeah seriously, cause they got him singing every millisecond on there.

  • violet_skyz

    Ryan is transgendered???

  • Chardonnai

    I stopped watching this like 2 season ago. Its too much. Its just thrown together.

  • Renee26

    still the No. 1 drama (and No. 2 show overall) among adults 18-49 on the broadcast networks…..this was all that needed to be said. Good for them!

  • Low E. TUH!

    I WAS CATCHING UP THIS MORNING…IT’S A DAMN GOOD SHOW TOO.

  • Chocolategyrl

    Excellent show and I will be tuning for Star tonight as well. Amiyah is my fave.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Well damn lol

  • Hugga Bunch

    I see what you did there lol

  • SummerBaby

    Good for them. I watched the first season & that’s it. I’m never home.

  • Hugga Bunch

    I only watch for Andre and all that a** he got in those tight a** pants.

  • Karma WhO

    I asked my husband 2 watch the 1st episode of season 2 with me which was also my first time watching the show, i was so embarassed when 2 males were tongue gaggin each other, my husband was so uncomfortable he left out and went to watch sports..we havent watched it since!

  • Renee26

    Things I hope to see the next season: better wardrobe choices, no more scenes of the yt ghostwife, Andre getting it on more (with only sistas), Andre take over Empire and keep getting his hands dirty in the process, Hakeem raise his own baby, more of the goon Rusty/Dusty/Thirsty (whatever his name is) putting in work, and Boo Boo Kitty get killed off…Yes I still watch it faithfully

  • Yoni

    Where yo fass tail be?

  • MissHarlem

    Lockjaw is poppin lol

  • Carolina Blue

    1 episode was enough for me.

  • Incog-knee-gress
  • SummerBaby

    My guy used to work 3rd shift so I would lay down with him before he went into work. ??

  • SummerBaby

    Me too!

  • Incog-knee-gress
  • RationalThinkersUnite

    I like the show Star. I think it’s great.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    On this note, I have to go. I’m going to pick my babies up. Yall were not SHYT on this last half of my work day. I love yall for it too. Be safe on the way home. God’s blessing to yall and your peoples. I hope to see yall again here tomorrow.

  • Carolina Blue

    Sweet….??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too tammie although I think taraji is looking so much better

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • CaliVirgo

    ??

  • Incog-knee-gress

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lee-daniels-made-star-for-white-people-to-feel-good-about-being-white_us_586fda8be4b099cdb0fcf7a2

    Lee Daniels Made ‘Star’ For ‘White People To Feel Good About Being White’

    You keep us updated on it okay?

  • Carolina Blue

    Cant believe he thought that was a good idea

  • Keesh5000

    Brother doing his thang…Wonder if thats a wig or he just got a relaxer

  • SummerBaby

    Dead ???

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I need a snack.

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

    Is that Brazilian?

  • CaliVirgo

    Like somega dack or like chips or something

  • Keesh5000

    Let a nicca try me try me, imma kill his whole mufukka family. I believe her….shyt she killed a big animal for that coat..magine what she do if somebody try and play ha

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I LOVES YOU. *hugs ya neck tight*
    Somebody put up the gif of Viola grabbing her (MK) purse and leaving in honor of PrettyPetty. Thanks.

  • Tammie Reed

    She is a cutie pie, very nice too!

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

    You on it today. I watched five minutes. Five minutes too long.

  • Mystery User

    Did yall know that Malice from the ‘Clipse got saved?

  • Chardonnai

    BYE!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    FUGGIN DEAD!!!!! lol. I love you back. Call me tonight.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Glad I have batteries in my remote to Mute

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I’ll take boff. But right now some fruit or something healthy I guess. After laughing downstairs I’m tired.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I sure am.

  • Mystery User

    Death to Boo Boo Kitty!

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    It’s a mess.

  • Keesh5000

    Naw, look like a regular 8 inch of human hair

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Are you black “black” a negro, new black or blackish?

  • Mystery User

    You know, I noticed that…

  • Carolina Blue

    Me too! Im about to drink my naked and eat a granola bar…??

  • Carolina Blue

    Lord!?

  • CaliVirgo

    Hawaiian Silky?

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    yuppers. His name is now No Malice

  • Keesh5000

    Im eating crushed Ice. Its so dag on good. McDonalds make if for me shaved from their Latte machine. Shyt gives me life

  • SummerBaby

    I’ve been wanting a Cinnabon cinnamon roll.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • nucynu25

    FUK LEE

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    Black negro

  • Chardonnai

    That post downstairs wore me out. I need a drink and some herbs to calm my nerves.

  • Sucker Free

    The 2nd season premiere with cookie in the gorrilla suit is when they lost me

  • Mystery User

    *grabs a seat, pen and notepad*

  • Keesh5000

    either that or a half wig

  • nucynu25

    pissed me clean tf off..

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    STOP. WHERE THE FUGG IS DUBB. DIDN’T SOMEONE BELOW JUST SAY “WHEN THE TEENS START WEARING THEM ITS TIME TO MOVE ON” BUT IS CURRENTLY ON A BLOG DOING A POST ON UGGS. LIKE EVERY TEEN IN AMERICA DONT HAVE THEM ON?! THE FUGG? OK IM GONE FOR REAL THIS TIME. SMFH.

  • Keesh5000

    Im really proud of the show. Dont have to be a fan or anything. Just the advancement of Blacks make me wanna smile.

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    Girl I ain’t no blogger. You can check the site for updates.

    Taken out of context, but I dont care for Mr. Daniels.

    America was made for whites and you still here… so what’s the issue?

  • nucynu25

    You gotta be kidding me…

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    See what I just posted. Tuh. Ok bye

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Now we know who his feel good ypipo ideas are influenced by.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    *drowls* I’m eating an apple.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Lordt you had to bring it upstairs didn’t you?

  • Sucker Free

    I got apple cinnamon rice cakes…yum

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I JUST SAW THAT. And changed the comment. It originally did not say that. Also changed it and said she was talking about Rent A Center and not the brand MK. Lies. Its cool.

  • klwbaby

    I’m eating the same. I made mine with my Nutribullet?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    x’s 1000

  • Sucker Free

    Lawd…I been on hold for 20 minutes with Anthem bcbs…wtf is the deal yo?

  • CaliVirgo

    What happened downstairs??I just got here..

  • Renee26

    By the hands of Lucious preferably

  • CaliVirgo

    Blue?

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I like those but I only eat 3 and forget I have them.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Empire is a lousy show. At this point, anybody who watches is just doing so out of habit. Its all predictable and stale, and completely over the top. Lee Daniels and his writing team have no imagination and even less creativity left.

    And Fox doesn’t have any good programming left so its no wonder Empire is their flagship. Ya’ll know something? Fox hasn’t had meaningful programming since COPS, America’s Most Wanted, Living Single, Martin and New York Undercover went off the air. And that was A LONG TIME AGO.

    The Simpsons are 30 years old, why is it even on TV anymore?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • nucynu25

    NEW POST

  • Renee26

    Body for days!! And his sex scenes are so passionate. I bet he puts it down for real

  • Chardonnai

    50 cents irks me but his show Power is much better than Empire. Power is crisp, chic, well thought out and the story lines makes since. Lee Daniels just throws shyt on a wall and see what sticks. Its so stereotypical of black people. Taraji need to get from under this show. She’s bigger than the show at this point.

  • Tlowe89

    I watch star, but so far the plot is boring because it’s so played out and not original.

  • Carolina Blue

    Hey cali boo!!!!?

  • Carolina Blue

    Girl it went digital…0-100 real quick!

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    B@%#H I’m BLACK. Ya’ll wearing me out today. Smh

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I just responded to that shiat!!

  • goat

    Good, I don’t watch this crap. Hope they cancel it and the other show flops.

  • goat

    That’s because he’s out of touch with reality. His comments are proof.

  • Tlowe89

    Lee is very bipolar with his story lines. If you have multiple storylines, you have to know how to blend them together

  • Chardonnai

    :facepalm:

  • Yoni

    *clap clap bravo*…..YAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!!! Mine works 2nd and it’s HAWD! He came over on a pop up after work the other night. Then MamaYoni decides she wanted to take a fall and get rushed to the hospilah…….8 hours after her fall. Mama, how you gone wait til I get ready to get dick to be rushed to the damn hospilah? lbvs

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wait. Did you just put…nevermind.

  • Hugga Bunch

    Yes indeedy!

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    U-N-I-T-YYYYYY

  • Ladyvil

    Why don’t you let the masses know what is really going on?! That you’re keeping them entertained with Hollywood while you’re promoting this ‘gay’ agenda recruiting for the New World Order an Satan’s demons!!. People are talking an being informed an turning away from the crap you’re shoving down our throats!!!

    God is real people….DO NOT BE FOOLED!!!!!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I so sorry. ?

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    That’s like mine calling right before. Ma I don’t care what we eat for Easter, it’s only January.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/903e3442d18b775bd7e1ab25d41c160d0455052a0f05ef9a6e75187dc6c7063f.gif

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    You.. as a term of endearment

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Nope. Nope at all. I was annoyed and cracked up laughing. A pure joke. I was ready to go in but thought about it and said it don’t matter. Because I’m a carry what I want regardless.

  • Diva_woman

    I don’t think people understand how successful empire was. There ratings could drop almost 3 times of what it was and still be higher than 80% of the shows on television. I suggest people actually read the numbers and compare it to other shows and not just look at “drops”. The show was ridiculously popular at its height and no show keeps up those types of numbers, not one.

  • Diva_woman

    Empire’s ratings dropped from as high as 17 million down to 10 million. That is a huge drop. But if you compare it to say Veep who’s lead actress has won multiple emmys for her role, their ratings are around 2 to 3 million. The highest ratings Power has seen are also around 2 to 3 million (really good for cable). Basically my point is that yes Empire’s ratings have gone down but they were astronomical and there are not many shows on television today that can pull 10 million viewers each week. It’s still a successful show

  • jazmine

    TBH was it ever really AS good as we made it out to be? It was just different and had a cast of ppl we love imo

  • jazmine

    Taraji lost a bit of my respect for that one (not that I think she cares)

  • Popcorn Clouds LLC

    I love Empire.

  • HIS4EVA

    good info

  • imright

    lol this is true. i think i wanted it to b sooo good cus i love the cast

  • S T

    ?Uhhhh, is his hair like that for real, or just for the show? Beuller? Bueller? Anyone? ?

  • Aly

    Here’s all I wanna know about Empire: Since the Gay Mafia done declared war on Vivica and she got fired from her Lifetime job, is Lee Daniels gone turn round and fire her too?

  • Pam

    I’ve never been a fan, but good for them ??

  • S T

    ? u saw that special “No Malice” on viceland? Yeah, he is doin some different things these days.

  • S T

    With apple butter, yummmmm! ?

  • S T

    ? same here!

  • S T

    ???

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Now you’re talking. Tell them again…..because they don’t get it.

  • SummerBaby

    Is she okay? My guy is working 2nd now. ?

  • hotlantaboss

    Are there receipts of her firation (Wendy voice) because I haven’t seen that officially posted anywhere?

  • QweenOfThorns

    The only good thing worth watching on Fox is Bob’s Burgers…those Belchers are my favorite tv family.

  • LibraGirlonly

    No,no,no. America was here wayyyy before white folks existance.

  • Aly

    Her business partner, who some say is an openly gay man Jean Pierre released a statement saying her comments were out of line toward the Lgbt community. She does not speak for him, the show, or the business. Then continued to say everyone is welcomed to the shows…he plans to go forward with the review WITHOUT Viviva’s involvement…Vivica released her own statement aka APOLOGY. She proclaimed her love of the GAYS. The current season already wrapped, but she confirmed she won’t be on future seasons. :(

  • Aly

    Don’t forget ROC! It come on Bounce every AM.

  • Dr.Rue

    This show is trash! I love Taraji though…after hidden figures

  • Empress

    What is going on with his hair? Look like he’s trying to convince someone his granny is Indian. Nope, nope I’m protesting that.

  • hotlantaboss

    Thank you, that’s terrible news. I saw his statement on TMZ I believe, but didn’t read it from beginning to end. As a gay guy myself, I personally don’t find Vivica homophobic; I just think her target audience just happens to be women. But when the question was posed, she wasn’t clear enough in her delivery. I don’t know, I love Viv and wasn’t at all offended by her comment.

  • Li

    Hmmm….the copy states that Empire is the #1 drama on network TV. What more do you want?
    How do you know the ad revenues dropped?

  • Li

    I think it’s a weave or a wig.

  • Li

    I think he’s got a weave or a wig on.

  • Li

    Me too.

  • Tea??

    Empire got too predictable and starting focusing too much on Jamal and not so good singing voice ? Every 5 minutes a different song or sex scene ?

  • S T

    Oh LAWD!! ??

  • Aly

    You’re welcome…I love gay men btw(never had much experience with gay women EXCEPT that 1 time in college?.) But it seem like people just love to be fake mad all the time. Gay just seems like the trendiest cause to up. If you notice even Trump has not mocked, disrespected, or in anyway come for the LGBT community. And he’s offended everybody! The LGBT has power you can’t even buy.

  • Sucker Free

    I usually do cream cheese…will try this

  • S T

    Well now, cream cheese sounds better!?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Oh that’s right! LOL, my bad I forgot about Roc. That show was quality.

  • hotlantaboss

    Haha, I like to think that college doesn’t really count, as I dated a Delta for two years in college (and really liked that gal) ?. But you’re absolutely right, people are so quick to rush to judgement and call foul about anything gay related, sheesh! I mean, the lady clearly isn’t homophobic, has attended pride events etc, my goodness. I’m just not one of those types always waiting to trip someone up like that. Sit the hell down somewhere lol

  • Aly

    True…But keep in mind Fox. A network channel (it’s free.) Meaning people without cable don’t have many choices and likely turn to Empire cause it’s not much to choose from. While I have cable and more choices than someone with only a converter box, I don’t have the premium channels HBO or STARZ to watch either Veep or Power. I only have Encore and Showtime.?

  • Jussjess25

    Smh why? The show sucks

  • Jussjess25

    Lol

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmbao!!???

  • Carolina Blue
  • Yoni

    She’s still in the hospilah. She might come home today.
    2nd is a bear too. When he’s going, I’m coming. I get up at 5 AM every morning. He gets off at 11 PM at night. I’m usually schleep by 7/8. So yeah. No. LOL

  • Queen B

    I like the show im very glad Lee Daniels have listened to the audience and eliminated most of those gay sex scenes ?

  • Blue

    I been stopped watching, but Taraji was excellent in Hidden Figures.

  • sunni_daze

    Wasn’t she, I truly feel she was snubbed on the GGs after watching such a strong performance she gave.

  • sunni_daze

    This season was all over the place. They never even went back to the fact the Crazy Dre was the one leaking all the info and videos. I was rather interested in seeing how that played out.

  • Blue

    Good point.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Agreed.

  • AListDiva29

    Shows need to make it for at least 4 seasons to be liable to be bought for re-runs which makes the network and producer/creators lots of extra $$$! So that’s probably why a lot of shows get canceled after 4 seasons, unless the ratings are really good!

  • stanhope

    Your seat in the dunce section of self loathers is open just for you…go sit in it.

  • JUDGEMENTAL

    I haven’t watched it since Season 1, youre not gonna force feed the homosexual lifestyle down my throat…I aint skeered of nunya!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Exactly why I stopped watching it

  • joy peace

    Blackish is sooooo boring. I can’t watch it. I’ve tried.

    I do like the new direction of Empire and STAR is good too. Go Lee!

  • Diva_woman

    I understand what you’re saying but even in comparison, Scandal has never seen 17 million viewers. Greys anatomy hasn’t had 17 million since 2009. The Voice only had over 17 million viewers on one episode in its entire existence. It’s understood that network shows will have higher ratings than cable shows but bottom line is that Empire’s decline is a decline but even with that they are level with most other popular shows on network tv.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    thanks to lee daniels == im done with empire and i will never ever watch star

  • Kim

    Congrats to Lee on Empire,Star and possible Empire spin off

  • Harlee Jo

    Lost me too mid way through season 2. It got a bit too daytime soap-ish.

    I think I’m feeling Star though. Queen Latifah and Benjamin Brett are good on it.