Today, Hulu is very proud to announce that we are investing in Empire’s IPO, and we think it’s gonna be huge. Take that, Boo Boo Kitty.
In a new deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Hulu becomes the exclusive SVOD home to TV’s biggest hit of the year…airing current AND future episodes.
Coming off an explosive first season, Empire has skyrocketed to become broadcast’s No. 1 new series. The exciting drama remains the only primetime broadcast series that has grown week to week in viewers throughout its first ten episodes, an impressive ratings feat not achieved in at least 23 years!
To help prove what a pop culture phenomenon this show has become, this week, the Empire soundtrack hit #1 on the Billboard’s 200 Album Chart, marking the first time a TV soundtrack has opened at #1 since 2010. Each episode includes music by producer Timbaland, and features guest vocalists Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Courtney Love, Estelle, among others.
Check out the Hulu-curated tray of Empire’s hit songs from season one: http://www.hulu.com/browse/picks/empire-top-tracks
Don’t be left out. Head to Hulu now to join the legion of Empire fans buzzing about this drama-fueled family dynasty.