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'Empire' ratings hit series low after Jussie Smollett's arrest

Ratings for Fox's "Empire" dropped dramatically when the show returned from a hiatus last week. It was the first new episode to air following actor Jussie Smollett's arrest. The episode was viewed by 4 million people, according to Nielsen. That's down 13% from the last episode in December, and 35% from the comparable premiere last year. Wednesday's new episode hit a series low with fewer than 4 million viewers. Chicago police said Smollett staged an assault as a publicity stunt. He turned hims...
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'Empire' ratings plunge after Jussie Smollett's arrest

Ratings for Fox's "Empire" dropped dramatically when the show returned from a hiatus on Wednesday. It was the first new episode to air following actor Jussie Smollett's arrest. The episode was viewed by 4 million people, according to Nielsen. That's down 13% from the last episode in December, and 35% from the comparable premiere last year. Chicago police said Smollett staged an assault as a publicity stunt. He turned himself in last month. Audiences don't seem too excited for "Empire" followi...
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TV Ratings: ‘Empire’ Posts Best Ratings Since Season Premiere

On a night when many broadcast shows posted gains in both key ratings measures, Fox’s “Empire” posted its best ratings since the season premiere. Airing at 8 p.m., “Empire” drew a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. The season premiere drew a 2.4 and 7.1 million viewers in September. Previously, the next highest-rated […]
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