#Power30 

#8

Empire/FOX

Lee Daniels' and Danny Strong's FOX primetime program, Empire, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, is without a doubt one of the most talked about shows on network television. Fusing urban music along with a predominantly Black cast. Empire took the world by storm, becoming the first show in 23 years to see increased viewership every week for the first 5 shows. What is most powerful is the impact that it has had on the advertising of Black artists and shows in Hollywood and media, it has also launched the careers of members of the shows' musically inclined cast, such as Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray, among others.

Lee Daniels’ and Danny Strong’s FOX primetime program, Empire, starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, is without a doubt one of the most talked about shows on network television. Fusing urban music along with a predominantly Black cast. Empire took the world by storm, becoming the first show in 23 years to see increased viewership every week for the first 5 shows. What is most powerful is the impact that it has had on the advertising of Black artists and shows in Hollywood and media, it has also launched the careers of members of the shows’ musically inclined cast, such as Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray, among others.