‘Empire’ ratings hit series low after Jussie Smollett’s arrest
|03/21/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
- Ratings for Fox’s “Empire” dropped dramatically when the show returned from a hiatus last week. It was the first new episode to air following actor Jussie Smollett’s arrest.
- The episode was viewed by 4 million people, according to Nielsen. That’s down 13% from the last episode in December, and 35% from the comparable premiere last year.
- Wednesday’s new episode hit a series low with fewer than 4 million viewers.
- Chicago police said Smollett staged an assault as a publicity stunt. He turned himself in last month.
Audiences don’t seem too excited for “Empire” following the Jussie Smollett scandal.
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