TV — 13 January 2015
Excerpt: Empire Rakes in Ratings

So, about last night.

It appears that Fox’s new series, Empire, starring Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and Malik Yoba is a ratings winner.  The soapy serial about a record label mogul trying to choose his heir apparent attracted 9.8 million viewers in the coveted 18 to 34 demographic, according to Entertainment Weekly.

As always, the show’s success comes with a side of controversy.

Social media shade about one of the sons being gay and the utterance of the f-word by Henson’s character (who, to be fair, is the son’s sole advocate) raised the hackles of those who don’t appreciate seeing same love on the small screen.  (Nothing new, right Shonda Rhimes?)

Read the rest here at JET.




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