The second season of Empire was chocked full of gay sex, drugs, music, lies, deciet and diking. Not to mention that sick looking Al Sharpton, along with appearances from Deray, Chris Rock, and that fried in the face, ugly hair stylist, Lawrence.The premiere episode that aired Sept 23rd, snatched up over 16.2 million viewers.
“Empire” was a breakaway hit in its first season, with improbable week-to-week viewership growth over the course of 10 weeks, leading into a season finale, broadcast in May, that attracted 16.7 million viewers. The premiere on Wednesday technically snapped that growth streak in ratings. The numbers should rise even more after delayed viewing totals are included in the coming days.