Empire

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Empire_Cast_-_Official_Soundtrack_from_Season_One,_Album_CoverIn 2015, one show has done what very few manage to do. For every week, bar one, Empire had an unprecedented rise in the ratings and became the most talked about show in US television this year. The success of the show has been phenomenal with the music from the show delivering a Billboard #1.

As of its first season finale, Empire has now surpassed The Big Bang Theory as the highest rated scripted program in the 2014-2015 television season. The first season finale is also the highest rated debut season finale since May 2005, when Grey’s Anatomy ended its first season. Empire’s season one finale grew 82 percent from its series premiere, making it the show that has grown the most over the course of its first season since Men in Trees during the 2006-2007 season.

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But with TVNZ fast tracking many new shows to their on demand service, for some bizarre reason they chose to hold on to the series and debuted Empire last night, more than two months after the 12 episode series had completed its run in the US. Continue reading »

Welcome to EMPIRE, a sexy and powerful new drama about the head of a music empire (Terrence Howard) whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hit-maker Timbaland.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Sunday 9 December, 7.30pm

Revel in the fascinating story behind the construction and success of one the most recognised structures in the world, the Empire State Building.

As conflict continues in the Middle East, the world faces an uncertain economic future and a new US president is sworn in, Al Jazeera has launched a new series questioning global powers and their agendas. Be they state, corporate, military or economic the Empire team, headed by Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst, will analyse these giants and how they strive to dominate everything from international security and finance to communications and the news itself.

Stratos and Triangle TV on Thursday 30 April at 7:00am