January 17, 2015
Fox announced today that its newest drama Empire has been renewed for a second season. The freshman series, which premiered earlier this month, is off to an impressive start for the network. Its premiere episode on January 7 topped the night with a 3.8 rating in the adults 18-49 demo, and its second episode built on that with a 4.0.
While still early, it's clear that Fox has a potential hit on its hands. If the show's numbers continue to be this strong, Empire will not only be the top new series of the season, but also one of the top-rated broadcast shows on television.