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"Empire" Is A Monster That Is Eating Network Television
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Fancy. Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. Chuck Hodes/Fox When it comes to ratings, Fox's Empire is on a trajectory that's unprecedented in broadcast television's recent history, which has mostly been marked by — to appropriate a phrase from Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray) — drip drops, if not just plain old slaughter. As of last week, it is the No. 1 show on network television in the 18 to 49 demographic advertisers seek. And once again, the show built on its ratings this week. The Feb. 25 episode expanded the show's viewership for the seventh week in a row. In preliminary Nielsen numbers, it drew 13.8 million viewers and a 5.3 rating in the key 18 to 49 demo. When you compare that to the Jan. 7 premiere's already impressive audience of 9.9 million and 3.8 among those 18 to 49, it's clear the Fox drama has exploded. Since Nielsen began measuring total viewers as a data point in the early '90s, no new show has risen weekly like Empire has. And the drama, led by Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, is among very few shows in the past few years that begs to be watched live: In Live + Same Day 18 to 49 ratings — meaning, people who watch the show live or almost live — Wednesday's Empire was the most watched network drama since the September 2010 season premiere of Grey's Anatomy. Its live-tweeting statistics, naturally, have also skyrocketed. According to Fox, Wednesday's episode generated 714,742 "social comments" during the episode itself. Empire is now the most tweeted broadcast drama of the season, with an average 381,770 (second-place Scandal is averaging 355,012). Television is in such flux these days. The biggest show among 18- to 49-year-olds isn't even on a network: AMC's The Walking Dead sneezes out huge ratings weekly (even opposite the Oscars Sunday night, it drew 13.4 million viewers and a 6.9 in the 18 to 49 demo — which, as you can see, are bigger than Empire's numbers). On broadcast television, the show that Empire recently leapfrogged for the No. 1 spot is the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, now in its eighth season. As opposed to Empire, which is burning bright out of the gate, Big Bang didn't become the most watched network show until its seventh season. But beyond those hits — and others, such as CBS's still-huge-in-total-audience NCIS, and popular demographic hits such as ABC's Scandal and Modern Family and NBC's The Voice — the field becomes more complicated and wilted. On the networks, shows that draw a 1.5 18 to 49 rating or higher are considered renewable hits; only a few years ago, a 1.5 was a disaster that resulted in immediate cancellation. Jussie Smollett and Henson. Fox There are three more episodes left of Empire — the March 18 finale will be two hours — and it's the show that has redeemed Fox's annus horribilis. As a soap opera — and one that isn't as WTF and OMG as Shonda Rhimes' Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, two other recent dramas that have brought people to their televisions and second screens to watch live — Fox's hope, one imagines, is that Empire will be a step toward rebuilding in its post-American Idol years, and one that can last as long as Lucious Lyon (Howard) draws breath. (Or beyond that, of course. Lucious has ALS on the show, and Howard has an erratic, violent past.) For television as a whole, Empire is another example of the Scandal effect. Going into this season, having finally learned that black viewers watch television in droves and live, the networks inched toward programming accordingly. And to the surprise of no one who can do math, the strategy has worked: With Viola Davis at its center, How to Get Away With Murder has been a hit for ABC, and so has the network's family comedy Black-ish. Casts of color have also succeeded more modestly, but still notably, for ABC's Fresh Off the Boat (about an Asian-American family) and The CW's Jane the Virgin (for which its star Gina Rodriguez won a Golden Globe). Both shows will be back for sure next season. (ABC's Cristela, starring Cristela Alonzo, who inspired the show, is not a safe bet for a second season, however.) Empire, meanwhile, with its Academy Award-nominated lead actors, musical elements, provocatively fluid sexuality, and soapy turns, is cutting across all audiences, with black, Latino, and white viewers all tuning in — even men are watching it. It's a monster. View Entire List › [...]
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17 Times Fitspiration Was Wrong, So We Fixed It
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Fitspo, fixed. Inspired by this post and this tumblr. That time fitspo made you think that you only had two choices. Carolyn Kylstra for BuzzFeed / Via pinterest.com That time fitspo made you think that the only legit or meaningful workouts take an HOUR of your time. You don't need to spend an hour working out to see health benefits from fitness! Check out these 9 quick total-body workouts for some examples of how to fit workouts into a busy schedule. High intensity circuit training, people! It's a thing! Carolyn Kylstra for BuzzFeed / Via pinterest.com That time fitspo said that you can turn into someone else entirely. People are all different, bodies are all different! Carolyn Kylstra for BuzzFeed / Via pinterest.com That time fitspo told you not to listen to your body. Eat when you're hungry. Carolyn Kylstra for BuzzFeed / Via pinterest.com View Entire List › [...]
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Two Llamas Went On The Loose And People Created So Many Hilarious Memes
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Where were you during the llama chase of 2015? Two llamas made a great escape in Phoenix today and the entire country was briefly riveted. vine.co View Entire List › [...]
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These Dogs Popping In To Say Hello Once Again Prove Dogs Are The Best
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THE BEST. Press play and bask in the glory that is a dog. View Video › Facebook: video.php "Oh, this? It's a Housewarming present!" Facebook: video.php "Hey, I'm here for the party too!" Facebook: video.php "Oh hi, um, I don't mean to be rude but you should really invest in a bigger door." Facebook: video.php View Entire List › [...]
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25 Photos Guaranteed To Make Every Pinoy And Pinay Laugh
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I know Jolibee gravy is extra. When Leonardo DiCaprio acknowledged the importance of Jollibee's gravy: instagram.com When Manny Pacquiao kickstarted a new era of One Direction: funny-pictures.picphotos.net When Taylor Swift traded in chart-topping hits for knock-knock jokes: Facebook: TaylorSwiftTagalogMemes View Entire List › [...]
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Lady Gaga to Star in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
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After blowing away Academy Award audiences with her Sound of Music medley, Lady Gaga will return to the small screen in a much more terrifying role this October: The singer announced on Twitter that she will appear in the fifth season of FX's American ... [...]
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Lady Gaga to star in FX's 'American Horror Story'
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(CNN) Lady Gaga is joining the "American Horror Story" family. The Grammy-winning pop culture icon has been tapped to star in Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's FX anthology, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Gaga — aka Stefani Joanne Angelina ... [...]
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Madonna: Lady Gaga blatantly ripped off my song
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"The only time I ever criticized Lady Gaga was when I felt like she blatantly ripped off one of my songs," Madonna says bluntly. "It's got nothing to do with 'she's taking my crown' or 'she's in some space of mine.' She has her thing. I do think she's ... [...]
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Why Lady Gaga needs 'American Horror Story' more than it needs her
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After Lady Gaga's majestic “Sound of Music” medley at the Oscars on Sunday, some speculated she may be headed to Broadway. Wrong genre! Turns out the pop star is aiming to conquer the world of basic-cable television. FX announced Wednesday that ... [...]
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Lady Gaga Engaged: How the Pop Icon Celebrated
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0 Comments. PHOTO: Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney attend a Samsung GALAXY event at The Plaza Hotel. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney attend a Samsung GALAXY event at The Plaza Hotel in New York, Sept. 5, 2014. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images. [...]
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Bandipotu telugu Movie review and rating , box office reports – Allari Naresh , Eesha – The India Updates
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Bandipotu Review, Bandipotu Movie Review , Allari Naresh Bandipotu Review, Bandipotu Rating, Eesha Rane Bandipotu Review, Bandipotu Telugu Movie Review , Bandipotu Movie Rating, Bandipotu Telugu Movie Rating, [...]
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Badlapur {Hindi} Movie Review Rating – Varun Dhawan, Yami Gautam – The India Updates
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Badlapur {Hindi} Movie Review Rating – Varun Dhawan, Yami Gautam Varun Dhawan’s newest upcoming Indian neo-noir action crime drama movie “Badlapur” directed by Sriram Raghavan is a neo-noir crime drama movie. Starring Varun, who has beforehand labored in three movies [...]
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SNL Reprises Celebrity Jeopardy, Slams Bill Cosby With …
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SNL Reprises Celebrity Jeopardy, Kenan Thompson Slams Bill Cosby With Rape Joke -- Watch Here. Celebrity News Feb. 16, 2015 AT 5:30AM By Sierra Marquina. No jokes were spared during Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary special ... [...]
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Shirley Manson Blasts "Petty" Kanye West for Beck …
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Shirley Manson Blasts "Petty" Kanye West for Beck Grammys Insult: "Grow Up". Celebrity News Feb. 9, 2015 AT 5:50PM By Allison Takeda. Shirley Manson and Kanye West Garbage singer Shirley Manson took to Facebook to blast Kanye ... [...]
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Beck Responds to Kanye West's Shade, Agrees Beyonce …
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Beck Reacts to Kanye West's Shade, Still Thinks "He's a Genius" Despite Diss. Celebrity News Feb. 9, 2015 AT 4:40AM By Sophie Vokes-Dudgeon. Beck has no hard feelings towards Kanye West following his Grammys dis Beck has no hard ... [...]
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