ADDITIONAL RATINGS STATS:
•TV One earned the No. 2 Telecast on all of Television among Black W25-54 on May 29
•TV One had four of the top five Telecasts on television among Black W25-54 on May 29
For more information about EMPIRE on TV One, visit the network’s companion website at http://www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hashtag #EmpireOnTVONE.
During TV One’s Memorial Day Empire Marathon, TVOne.TV launched four new online packages, including “This Ain’t New,” a think piece on the comparison between soaps of yesteryear and their modern interpretations or remixes; “Which Empire Character Are You?,” an exclusive online quiz to determine if viewers have what it takes to be a Lyon; “Music Star Copycat,” an in-depth look at which real-life musicians were the inspiration for EMPIRE’s cast of characters; and “Best Empire Looks,” a week-to-week editorial capturing each character’s best looks.
Set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power, “Empire” is about a family dynasty that follows the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. After music mogul Lucious Lyon (Howard) is diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, he must choose which of his three sons will succeed him at the legendary Empire Entertainment. The game changes when his ex-wife Cookie (Henson) returns from prison, where she’s been for almost two decades. Brash and fearless, she sees herself as the sacrificial lamb who built an empire with Lucious and then took the fall for running the drugs that financed Lucious’ early career. As the Lyons slug it out, a battle begins that will either cause the family’s destruction or redemption.
With 35 nominations, “Empire is the most-nominated television series this season and recently named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute. It was the only broadcast series to earn a Golden Globe Award nomination this year in the category of Best Television Series – Drama. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Drama. The series also earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.
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