THE JUSSIE EFFECT: “Empire” Ratings Hit a Humiliating All-Time Low

In the wake of the latest Jussie Smollett scandal, where he was inexplicably cleared of all 16 felony charges, ratings for the hit show “Empire” have taken a massive dive.

There was mass outrage over the charges being dropped on both the left ands the right.

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Breitbart reported that the ratings for the Fox drama have been in a free fall since Smollett allegedly planned a hoax attack against himself. Two weeks ago, the show’s fifth season debut episode dropped35 percent in the ratings compared to last year.

From Western Journal 

“Empire” strikes back? Not exactly. Whether it strikes out remains to be seen.

Less than a week after actor Jussie Smollett was cleared of all charges related to his apparent hate-crime hoax, TV ratings for the Fox show “Empire” have reportedly dipped to an all-time low (3.97 million viewers) for the series.

Perhaps it’s coincidental the show’s ratings tumbled — at least by “Empire” standards — after the program’s Twitter accounts ostensibly celebrated the controversial decision of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to drop all 16 counts against Smollett.

One “Empire” account asserted support of Smollett and expressed gratitude in the form of a March 26 tweet.

Such social media posts received no shortage of negative responses, including at least one seemingly prescient reply.

Many fans of “Empire” evidently felt strongly enough about Smollett’s alleged hate crime hoax that they vowed to stop watching.

Empire Writers, meanwhile, tweeted a winking emoji and “see y’all Wednesday” in reference to when the show was scheduled to air.

Such social media posts received no shortage of negative responses, including at least one seemingly prescient reply.

Many fans of “Empire” evidently felt strongly enough about Smollett’s alleged hate crime hoax that they vowed to stop watching.