aired the 7th episode of it’s highly anticipated second season last night (November 11, 2015) and as I look at the Empire hashtag in Twitterland, it seems like everybody is just as confused about what this episode was about as I am.
This week’s episode is titled ‘True Love Never’ and the official synopsis is as follows:
Lucious explores the possibility of partnering with Jago,?the founder of a streaming music company, as he maps out a plan to turn Empire into a global music monolith; at the same time, Andre struggles to find a balance between his newfound values and demanding career. Elsewhere, Hakeem molds Laura into a star and Cookie pushes to get Lyon Dynasty involved in a major televised charity concert.
What have we learned from this episode? Let?s try to decipher it shall we?
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NEWSFLASH! Empire‘s 2nd season is rounding out it’s 5th week with some good news, their ratings slump is finally on the rise!
[FLASHBACK: RECAP: Empire Season 2, Episode 4 + Watch Full Episode (VIDEO)]
After facing 4 straight weeks of declining ratings, Fox Network’s hit series showed an increase in viewers this week. 12.3 million people tuned in this week for the fifth episode of Empire season 2, ending their 4 week ratings slump.
Looking at the night?s entertainment programs, ?Empire? averaged a 4.8 rating/15 share in adults 18-49 and 12.28 million viewers overall from 9 to 10 p.m., up a tick from last week for the show?s first week-over-week gain of the season. It was also up 4% from its fifth episode of its rookie season. ?Empire? was especially dominant in adults 18-34, where its 4.4 rating/17 share more than doubled the No. 2 program on Wednesday, ABC?s ?Modern Family? (1.9/7). (source)
Empire remains the top rated show on Wednesday night.
In case you missed it, watch Empire season 2, Episode 5 below: Continue Reading…
Taraji P. Henson
covers the November 2015 issue of Essence magazine, which includes a fashionable photo spread shot by Dennis Leupold.
As you know, Henson had her breakthrough performance in the 2001 film Baby Boy and later starred in Hustle & Flow alongside her Empire co-star Terrence Howard. She has been nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and most recently, for an Emmy for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon in Empire.
That being said, Taraji has a few thoughts about the reality tv boom, stating:
These kids are thinking they can do reality TV and come and do this craft that I studied, sweated and grinded.
People forget it?s a craft because it?s so pop now? Can they make me believe the words coming out of their mouth?
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The 2nd season of Empire has been somewhat of a disappointment to many, but we are all still tuned in waiting for the story line to get better.
That being said, the 4th episode of season 2 is titled ‘Poor Yorick,’ and it aired last night (October 14, 2015),
The Lyons are still split into warring factions, but they all decide to shoot a music video that will capitalize on Hakeem and Jamal’s duet from Hakeem’s leaked album, a collaboration that will benefit both companies.
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Empire‘s 2nd season is on and poppin’ but many viewers have totally tuned out on the popular FoxTV series.
[FLASHBACK: For Discussion: 50 Cent Blames Celebrity Appearances & Gay Stuff For Empire’s Failing Ratings…]
The 3rd episode of Empire also dropped in the ratings, which seems to be evidence of a downward slope in viewership. Wednesday night?s episode drew 12 million viewers, a decrease of 1 million viewers from the previous week?s episode and down 4 million viewers from Empire?s season 2 premiere.
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It’s no secret that the second season of Empire has been taking a beating in ratings and it seems that Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson knows what’s turning people off.
[READ: Empire Season 2, Ep2: Terrence Howard & Ludacris Reunite (FULL VIDEO) + Ratings Take A Downward Turn]
Power? executive producer jumps at chance to bash the hit Fox series, claiming there’s way too many celeb cameos and ‘extra gay stuff’!
[READ: Fashion Queen’ Miss Lawrence Explains How He Landed Empire + Watch ‘Audition’ Video… ]
In an Instagram post that has since been deleted, Fiddy shared a screenshot of an IG gossip page that said Fox Network’s popular show?s ratings fell because of too many celebrity cameos and ?gay? plots.
?There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night?s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?? the post said. ?We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!?
Jackson also chimed in with his own commentary by urging Cookie (Taraji P. Henson?s ?Empire? character) to call him for help.
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