Thursday, October 8, 2015

50 Cent Explains Dwindling "Empire" Rating

Empire Series
TheWrap reported that, "Empire" attracted a massive 16 million viewers during its premiere last week. But the ratings dipped on a few nights later to 13.7 million viewers. While those numbers are still huge in relative sense, the question is why the drop?

It might be too early to get the real reason for the disinterest of about 3 million viewers in just one week, but Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 Cent thinks he knows why.

The American rapper, singer, entrepreneur, investor and actor from New York City believes “Empire’s” ratings dipped in its second episode of the season because of too much “gay stuff.”

In an Instagram post, that has since been deleted, Fifty shared a page called @industryonblast_ that said the Fox show’s ratings fell because of too many celebrity cameos and “gay” plots.

“There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” the post said. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”

50 Cent chimed in with his own commentary by urging Taraji P. Henson‘s “Empire” character to call him for help.

“EMPIRES TV RATINGS TOOK A HUGE HIT. Ok I’ll stop now. COOKIE CALL ME BABY. I’ll tell every body to watch the show for you. LOL,” he wrote.

The rapper, who in the past has accused the Fox series of copying the promotional campaign of his Starz drama “Power,” mocked the Fox series on Instagram after it took a dig at him in its Season 2 premiere.

During the previous episode, Cookie Lyon dropped a wisecrack calling 50 Cent “thirsty.”

Empire” is an American drama television series which debuted on Fox on 7 January 2015. It centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company. The show was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.

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