Empire's ratings have gotten progressively better each week, which isn't a shocker. But it is making history. The series (well, really, Cookie) already broke a 23-year record for Fox and last night's episode added even more viewers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Empire scored "a 4.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 11.9 million viewers. Up just a tenth of a point from the previous week, it added more than 400,000 viewers."

Critics meanwhile remain confounded by the fact that providing entertaining television featuring people of color is a formula that works. Excuse me.

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