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Ratings: FOX’s “Empire” Surges to Another Series High

FOX’s “Empire” continues to grow.

For the fourth consecutive week, the blockbuster drama climbed to a new series high mark in total viewership. Wednesday’s episode, meanwhile, more than rebounded from last week’s dip in adults 18-49–it scored its best number yet in the coveted young adults demo.

Per fast national ratings, the episode, which was entitled “Dangerous Bonds,” drew a whopping 4.6 adults 18-49 rating with 11.47 million viewers.

Last week’s installment posted a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating with 11.36 million in the final nationals. The previous week’s episode, which attracted 11.07 million viewers, drew a then-series high 4.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Notable about this week’s “Empire” performance, beyond the sheer magnitude of the number, is that its audience grew from start-to-finish. After opening with a 4.5 adults 18-49 rating from 9-9:30PM, “Empire” posted a 4.7 in its back half hour.

— FOX led into “Empire” with “American Idol” (3.0, 10.95 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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