Fox’s overnight hit show “Empire” continues to win audiences over by setting a record amongst television debut series with a full month of audience growth.

According to reports, the mega prime time series has grown since debuting earlier this winter.

Of the 11.4 million of overall viewers, its core viewership of fans is 67 percent Black — the highest ever recorded for any prime time series. Move over Olivia and Annalise, Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie is the new queen of prime time. (Target Market News)

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Over the past year, hip-hop-themed shows “Empire” and “Power” have reaped a lot of early success.

Fox has hit a much-needed ratings paydirt with Lee Daniels and Danny Strong’s Empire, already renewed for a second season; and Starz has done the same with its 50 Cent-produced entry Power. Not to be outdone, Viacom-owned cabler VH1 is also readying The Breaks, a drama series based on Dan Charnas’ best-selling book The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop, which is wildly considered one of the most comprehensive accounts of the history and business of hip-hop. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Recent reports revealed “Empire” was one of three Fox series that would live to see another season.

Fox just announced three early series renewals — and one is really early. As expected, the network has picked up Gotham for a second season and Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a third season. But far less expected (at least this soon) is that Fox has renewed hip-hop drama Empire for a second season. (Entertainment Weekly)