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EMPIRE Breaks 23-Year Ratings Record Becoming Only Scripted Series To Grow In Total Viewers In Each Of Its First Five Episodes!

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Last week, we reported in a feature on Empire creator Lee Daniels that the red hot primetime sudsy drama was ascending to the throne of all television series, but now it is clear it is already there!

In record breaking news via its network FOX, Empire has broken a ratings record that stood the test of time for more than 23 years.  The hip-hop music familial drama is now the only primetime scripted series to grow in total viewers over each of its first five telecasts since at least 1991!

And according to EW.com,  Empire is technically the only series – not just scripted – to have accomplished this. ABC’s game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire grew through each of its first five telecasts in 1999, but they were technically considered “specials” when the show first started instead of regular episodes.”

Last week, according to Nielsen Live + Same Day ratings, Empire was watched by 11.47 million viewers with a 4.6 rating/14 share in the Adults 18-49 demo. The  series is averaging 14 million viewers and a 5.6 rating among adults 18-19!

What do you think about the astounding ratings of Empire?  Are you captivated by the series?  If so, who is your favorite character  …  Cookie, (Taraji B. Henson)  Lucious (Terrence Howard), Jamal (Jussie Smollett), or someone else?  Let us know!

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ALL the characters of Empire are my favorites! all of them!
I am enthralled with the series and binge watched 4 episodes Sat evening..

I like to binge because it keeps the show flowing and when watching week to week waiting for the next week it sorta disconnects from the rolling of involvement/emotions..
and- it makes it more like a movie to hold back and gather at least 4 episodes and then sit back and binge for a great evening!

so watching 4 episodes Sat was AWESOME!!! the time flew by and I wanted more!!
Empire is indeed fascinating!

Jeremy
Jeremy

I’m all caught up, too! I love Empire. Lots of great talent and effective storytelling.

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su0000

Yes!
Empire grabs me and pulls me in, and that is a good thing!!
I can hardly wait for the next 4 episodes to be binged!!
makes for a great night cuddled down with popcorn and a Dr. Pepper or wine 😉

Jeremy
Jeremy

nix the popcorn… try a Cookie!

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su0000

aaahhaa! (good one, Jeremy!

Philip Brooks
Philip Brooks

Cookie!

Belle
Belle

I echo the above comments; I’m enthralled by the cast and Leo!

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Soap Opera Halloween Costumes 2019: Which Character Would You Go As? (Photo Gallery)

Many of you already went to your big Halloween parties this weekend and played dress up either solo, with your family, or your date or your spouse, but there is still time for everyone else to get in the spirit of ‘Fright Night’ when it officially comes our way this Thursday, October 31st.

Many will go trick or treating with their young kids, or show up at an adult Halloween carnival or party.

So if your throwing together a last minute costume, or going all out, but have not decided what to be yet, here’s a little photo gallery of some of your favorite characters currently on the soaps to see if it might inspire you!

Check out MFTV’s Halloween costume suggestions gallery 2019 below.

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So, what would you go as any of our suggestions for Halloween? Or, what other soap character might you go as? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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EMPIRE Season Six Premiere: Andre Is In For A Shocker

When Fox’s music biz soap opera, Empire returns for its sixth and final season (kicking off this Tuesday, September 24th, 9/8c) the opener features cancer survivor, Andre Lyon (Trai Byers) in charge of the Lyon dynasty – with his dad, Luscious completely MIA.

But when addressing the company staff on some changes within the structure of the organization and his plans, he is stunned when none other than Tracy (Amanda Detmer), that’s previously referred to and known as “White Tracy’” (due to her crack addiction), shows up with a soapy bombshell during the meeting.

The mother of Andre’s deceased half-brother, Jeff Kingsley saunters in and announces, “I’m Empire’s newest co-owner!”   And with that, season six begins its arc with a battle for control that will be front and center.

Tracy wants payback and has an ax to grind.  In the season 5 finale, she told the Lyon clan that her decision to donate her son’s heart to save Andre would come with strings attached, but did anyone expect she would go this far?  Yup!  Watch the teaser below for Tuesday’s night’s first episode of the  final season.

Meanwhile, the season six key art featuring series stars: Taraji P Henson (Cookie) and Terrence Howard  (Luscious) in the same position as the famous scene in the motion picture Titanic has with it the saying “Rule to the end”.   Who will be left standing when the series comes to its exciting and emotional conclusion?

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Now let us know, what do you think of the Tracy twist? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

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‘Empire’ Final Season: Official Word No Jussie Smollett, Vivica A Fox To Series Regular, Spin-Offs Possible After Series Concludes

Plenty of news coming out of the Fox TCA panels and executive session.  Most notable was drama surrounding the sixth and final season of the sudsy Empire.

According to Fox CEO Charlie Collier when talk of potential spin-offs of the series came up: “We’re in the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong business — if there is more story to tell we want to hear it.”  Collier, referencing the series creators.

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Collier also noted that a big send-off is planned for the series as its heads to its final episodes.  In addition, the CEO officially revealed after all the speculation that Jussie Smollett (Ex-Jamal Lyon), would not be returning to Empire for its final season.

Charlie noted, “There’s no plan for Jussie to return.”  Smollett got in trouble with the law in Chicago back in January, over an alleged hate crime, the actor claimed was perpetrated on him, when later he was charged for setting the whole thing up himself, and later those charges later dropped,   But Jussie’s problems with the Windy City are continuing hot and heavy this week.

Finally, soap opera favorite, Vivica A. Fox (Generations, DAYS) has been upped to series regular in her role as Candace.  As Empire viewers know, Candace is the older sister to Cookie Lyon, played by Taraji P. Henson.

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So, would you like to see an Empire spin-off?  Happy or sad that Jussie Smollett is not coming back to the series before it says goodbye/ Looking forward to more Vivica? Comment below.

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