The series, which premiered on Jan. 7, was No. 1 with 14.7-million viewers and a rating of 5.6 in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to Nielsen ratings. However, the show dipped slightly in the key desired demo, down 2% from last week.
Wednesday's episode also averaged 750,258 tweets during the live broadcast, according to Nielsen Social Guide and Twitter. The tweet volume is a record high for the show, helping it surpass other popular, tweeted about shows "The Walking Dead" and
Created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award-winner
The show has surged 47% in the key demo since its premiere, more than any new broadcast drama since
The network's singing competition
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