Season 4 Of ‘Empire’ Comes Back on FOX in September
“Empire” Season 3 kicked off on Sept 21 on FOX. The season debut has garnered about eleven million viewers and praise by the target audience. Millions of fans are likely trying to figure out, whether or not “Empire” will be returning for a fourth season? And if this happens, when should we expect its release date? Fortunately, on Jan 11, 2017, it was announced that FOX has picked up “Empire” for the fourth season. If you don’t want to miss the upcoming premiere, you may sign up for our automatic notifications right now.
Frankly, we have been expecting that FOX is about to pick up “Empire” for a next season. There are two major indicators able to affect the decision on renewal; namely, a reception by critics and viewers and television ratings. Both of them seem pretty favorable as for the third season of “Empire.”
Currently, according to IMDB, “Empire” has a score of 7.7/10 (over 31,400 votes). Meanwhile, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the current season of “Empire” has a rating of 4.2/5 and a 71% approval rating. At the same time, according to Metacritic, the third season of the drama series has a score of 5.5/10 based on 12 user ratings.
The premiere of Season 3 has drawn 10.868 million viewers (-32.85% compared to last season’s premiere) and a 4.20 demo rating among adults (18-49). For comparisons, “Empire” Season 2 averaged a 4.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11.46 million total viewers. We have to admit that 32.85% is quite a significant drop in the viewing audience, but this is usual for any television series to lose a part of the viewers from season to season.
Recent News & Updates
“Empire” Season 3A came to an end on Dec 14, 2016, garnering 7.578 million viewers in its finale (+8.30% compared to the previous episode) with a 2.68 demo rating (+8.50%) among adults (18-49). However, to the delight of millions of loyal fans, the musical drama is coming back on FOX very soon. According to the official announcement by FOX, “Empire” is returning for a Season 3B on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 9:00 PM. During the midseason finale, Cookie attempts to help Angelo appeal to the masses and win the mayoral bid, by hosting a free park concert. Meanwhile, the FBI continues to investigate Lucious and freezes all of Empire’s assets, which has significant repercussions.
On January 11, 2017, FOX has confirmed the renewal of “Empire” for Season 4.
Notification of the Release Date (Season 4)
“Empire” Season 3 debuted Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 9|8c on FOX. Its debut drew 10.868 million viewers, as well as was well received by the target audience, in general. Apparently, FOX was impressed with the figures of the third season of “Empire,” and therefore, has renewed the musical soap opera for a next installment. “Empire” Season 4 premieres on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 8 PM on FOX.
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— Empire (@EmpireFOX) June 22, 2017