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In the words of Jay Z, “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t!” Last night’s 2-hour season finale of “Empire” drew in a whopping 16.53 million viewers in the first hour and 17.5 million in the second — a 10% increase from last week’s impressive viewership of 14.92 million. “Empire” scored a 6.4/20 rating in adults 18-49 within the first hour and a 6.8/21 rating in their regular 9pm time slot.

Since it’s January 7th debut, “Empire” has consecutively risen each week. From a 3.8/11 rating to last night’s outstanding 6.8/21 rating, the “Empire” is steadily rising!


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