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How 'Empire' became network TV's fastest-growing hit drama since 'House'
How 'Empire' became network TV's fastest-growing hit drama since 'House'

How big can Fox's "Empire" get? That's a question everyone in the TV industry is asking these days. A soapy epic of an ailing hip-hop mogul (Terrence Howard), his flashy ex-con wife (Taraji P. Henson) and their backbiting family, "Empire" just keeps expanding in the ratings. Wednesday's episode drew 13.9 million total viewers, making it easily the most-watched program of the night as well as the highest-rated in all key demographic groups, according to Nielsen. Among viewers ages 18 to 49, the category most closely watched by advertisers, "Empire" did a 5.4 rating. That's twice the audience for its lead-in, the veteran singing contest...

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