Fox's "Empire" is on a roll.
According to Nielsen, the drama earned a strong rating of 4.3 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, while drawing 10.9 million viewers Wednesday night. The show, which premiered Jan. 7, was first in the key demo and second-most-watched overall, trailing slightly behind "American Idol."
Created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award-winner Danny Strong, the show follows music tycoon Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard). After being diagnosed with a terminal illness, Lucious has to decide how to divvy up his business among his three sons: Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Andre (Trai Byers) and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray).
Thanks to "Idol" and "Empire," Fox was No. 1 overall and in the key demo. The network posted a rating of 3.8 in the key demo and averaged 11.2 million viewers.