Hulu has landed the exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights for Fox’s red-hot “Empire.” Under a pack with Twentieth Century Fox Television, all 12 season one episodes, which concluded on the network last night, and any future episodes will air on both Hulu and Hulu Plus.
Hulu had already been offering Hulu Plus subscribers access to all season-one episodes of the show, but the new deal ensures those episodes will remain visible. And future episodes of “Empire,” which is likely to enjoy a long-run on Fox, will be available for streaming on Hulu with a Plus subscription ($7.99 per month) the day after they are broadcast on Fox.
Based on the fast affiliate data, “Empire” concluded its season one run in the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour with 17.47 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/21 share among adults 18-49. It grew each week, a first for any series measured by Nielsen in the history of People Meters. And results once the Live + 7 Day data is available should easily exceed 20-million viewers.
“Empire” is produced by Imagine Television in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Original article on TV Media Insights.