UPDATE 1:01 PM EST: Empire received HUGE ratings as it had 16 million total viewers tuning in Wednesday night for its Season 2 premiere! The hip-hop drama nabbed a 6.5 rating/20 share in the important 18-49 demographic.
Even though it didn't live up to season one's finale that had 16.7 million people watching, it's still EXTREMELY high for a debut. In comparison, season one's premiere only pulled in 9.9 million viewers! Keep it up, Cookie and Lucious!
Everyone's favorite hip-hop drama returned last night and it was a DOOZY!
If you remember from the end of last season of Empire, Lucious (Terrence Howard) is in jail and he left Empire Records in the hands of his son Jamal.
The episode started with a three month time jump which lead to a whole lot of drama!
Photos: Cookie Lyon's Fiercest, Most Fabulous Looks!
Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) tried to scheme her way with the help of Mimi Whiteman (Marisa Tomei) to stage a hostile takeover! Lucious of course stopped this by going behind Cookie's back — he's a sneaky SOB even from jail!
But the most shocking part of the episode came when [SPOILER ALERT]