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!
The episode started with a three month time jump which lead to a whole lot of drama!
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]