|American Idol Last Season|
|4.7 (premiere, 1/15/14, -22% year-to-year) |
2.67 (Wednesday/performance average, -32% year-to-year)
2.6 (finale, 5/21/14, -28% year-to-year)
Unlike the last couple shows we've done for The Question, Empire will have an actual sizable lead-in. But as always with Idol premieres these days, just how sizable is a mystery. Empire may need 75%+ retention to get over this line, or it may only need in the 50s. One problem for the show is that CBS offers a real alternative for much of the Idol crowd at 9/8c in the People's Choice Awards. But with a couple fairly big-name leads and a unique concept, Empire could attract at least a bit of its own audience.
Empire Over/Under: 2.15.
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