The drama Power, originally a Starz premiere, had sky rocketed in ratings Saturday night in its season finale. While the viewers were primarily African Americans, the ratings from the finale surged drastically, reaching a number that doubled the audience of its debut premiere.
Just a week earlier, the viewers averaged around 754,000 – compared to this week’s average of 1.082 million views, according to Nielsen. Thanks to the two replays, the shows total viewings for the night reached up to 1.769 million. If you count all the airings over the weekend, Starz total audience reached nearly 2.5 million – the largest total since the finale of Spartacus: War of the Damned in April 2013.
When Power first came out, the total amount of viewers was about 462,000 that continued to grow throughout its eight weeks of running.
According to Nielsen, Power became the most highly concentrated black audience viewing show provided by Starz since HBO’s 2006 hit series, The Wire in only its first season. 71% of the total audience came from the African American audience. The only shows that topped the Power black audience was HBO’s True Blood and Game of Thrones.
Leading up to the finale, Power had been averaging 4 million viewers per episode across all platforms of Starz, including Starz on Demand and Starz Play. The success lead to the renewal of the show with a new 10 episode season.
The new season is going to start on August 12 and is estimated to premiere to more than 10 million new households on Encore Black. With one weekly episode every Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. and a rerun at 11:00 p.m., you can expect the finale on September 30th.
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