Nielsen TV ratings plunged overnight for Fox TV's dreadful soap opera Empire.

Wednesday's episode drew just 8.2 million viewers. That's down 8 million viewers since Empire's season 2 premiere.

Following the 9/23 second season premiere (which was itself down from hour two of the season one finale), each “Empire” episode has suffered a week-over-week decline in the overnight households (and in adults 18-49 and total viewership). The declines have not, however, come close to eradicating the series’ standing as Wednesday’s top broadcast show. Source

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Empire just broke another record: according to The NY Post, Fox TV's soap opera musical has already jumped the shark just 4 episodes into it's 2nd season.

With no plot to speak of and seemingly endless, eye-rolling musical performances by Jussie "the goat" Smollet, viewers are tuning out in droves.

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Fox Network is in panic mode after Empire's TV ratings took another tumble this week.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the once popular soap opera musical lost another 1 million viewers on Wednesday night.

From Hollywood Reporter:

Though the series still easily won Wednesday night, in both the key demo and total viewers, it slid another half of a point among adults 18-49 for an average 4.6 rating. The Fox drama also averaged 12.2 million viewers. Empire has seen its time-shifting take rise with each same-day fall since the lofty premiere, so it's becoming apparent that it currently isn't nabbing the appointment viewing status that it had during its freshman season.

Insiders whisper that Fox Network execs are ignoring the live viewer ratings and focusing instead on the artificially inflated DVR ratings.

Rap mogul 50 Cent blamed Empire's drop in ratings on "too much gay stuff."

At this point, it looks like nothing short of firing Lee Daniels will save this sinking ship.

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    Most reviewers are bought and paid for by Fox TV, so their reviews are unreliable. The more honest reviews can be found on social media where most viewers panned the show's script as overdone and over-the-top.

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