‘Power’ Finale Breaks Ratings Record for Starz Network
50 Cent's Starz drama Power finished its second season last Saturday (Aug. 15) and broke the all-time ratings records for the premium cable network's most popular original series on record. Variety reports the finale "got 2.39 million viewers in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates, which includes both same-night viewership (1.54 million) and time-shifted playback done over the next three days (850,000). This was up 51% vs. the show’s first-season finale last year (1.59 million) and broke the network’s “live plus-3” record set the previous week when “Power” averaged 2.29 million." Over the weekend Power drew 4.42 million gross viewers over the weekend, which is also a network record. That is 42% higher from last year’s finale of the show (3.10 million). Read more about the statistics here.
The television drama has already been renewed for a third season. Creator, executive producer and showrunner Courtney Kemp Agboh alongside executive producers 50 Cent, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett and newly elevated Gary Lennon will all be back next season. Power stars Omari Hardwick as a New York City nightclub owner/drug kingpin. If you were watch the finale, Fif premiered his the mini-film for his song "9 Shots" after the show ended. If you haven't seen it yet, watch it here.
50 Cent and show creator, Courtney Kemp Agboh, sat down exclusively with XXL before the season to discuss Power. Check out the video below.