Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard were the biggest hit on Fox on Wednesday night with 'Empire!' Meanwhile, 'American Idol's' ratings slid, while viewers were tuned into Empire.

Empire pulled in a 3.7 rating share among adults 18-49 and 9.8 million viewers, per Nielsen Fast National ratings, making it one of the top launches of the 2014-15 season and Fox's biggest debut in three years. To find out what all the hoopla is all about, check it out.