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Empire Debuts To Massive Ratings

FOX's 'Empire' - Season Two

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16 million people (including #TeamBeautiful) tuned in to the season two premiere of FOX’s Empire, scoring a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49.

The Lyons (and newcomers like rapper Bre-Z) were turned up like the rest of the world as they watched the premiere from someone’s fabulous living room.

Lee Daniels threw a separate event that included a fur hammock for Mariah Carey.

Check out the funniest memes from the premiere, here.

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