After six seasons, "Empire" will conclude its remarkable run as one of television's biggest landmark dramas.

Just two weeks after its premiere, FOX has ordered a second season of "Empire," created by <strong>Lee Daniels</strong> ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Precious") and <strong>Danny Strong</strong>, it was announced today by <strong>Dana Walden</strong> and <strong>Gary Newman</strong>, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, during the FOX portion of the Winter Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. Emerging as the #1 new series of the television season in Adults 18-49, "Empire" is averaging a 5.3 rating in Live+3, according to current Nielsen Media Research ratings data.

The series premiere of FOX's "Empire" on Wednesday night attracted 9.9 million viewers and a 3.8/10 in Adults 18-49, <a href="http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2015/01/08/tv-ratings-wednesday-empire-premieres-huge-american-idol-returns-down-law-black-ish-peoples-choice-awards-fall/347264/" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>TVbytheNumbers</em>, based on rush nationals ordered by the network. "Empire" now ties ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" for the highest rated series premiere of the season in the key sales demo.