The Power Season 6 premiere delivered the largest audience for a scripted premium cable series premiere this summer with 2.3 million total viewers on Sunday night, Starz said. This also ranks as the second-largest audience for a scripted premium series debut this year.
The Power Season 6 premiere episode was watched by 1.47 million total viewers at 8 p.m., with subsequent airings making up the balance of viewing. Significant increases are expected with the addition of Live +3, Live +7, VOD and OTT viewing in the coming days.
Power also drove over 40% higher viewership for premiere day compared to season five, with additional platforms still to report. All of this activity made the STARZ App the #1 entertainment app on IOS, ahead of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, on Sunday, August 25.
In 2018, Power averaged 10.8 multiplatform viewers per episode and was the #1 rated premium series last summer in A18-49 and African American viewers.
Season six features the directorial debut of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson who also serves as Executive Producer as well as the return of Emmy award-winning director Anthony Hemingway (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Underground), who helmed the first two episodes of the series when it debuted in 2014, to take the reins for the finale.
Joining Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Rotimi, Alani “La La” Anthony, Jerry Ferrara, Shane Johnson, Michael Rainey Jr. and Larenz Tate as series regulars this season are Evan Handler (Sex and the City, Fosse/Verdon), Michael J. Ferguson (Power), Monique Gabriela Curnen (Taken, The Following), Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Chicago Med, Arrow) and Mike Dopud (The Predator, The 100).
Power Season 6 picks up with James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Hardwick) seeking vengeance. His former drug partner and brother in arms must pay for the ultimate betrayal. Rocked to his core by the perfidiousness and cruelties of those he once called his family, Ghost devotes himself to one notion: Success is the best revenge, with all intentions of getting both. Ghost aims to get even with Tommy (Sikora), get the Queens Child Project built to consecrate Raina’s legacy, and finally achieve a thriving legitimate lifestyle with no criminal strings attached. Ghost’s need to wrest satisfaction and happiness from this world by any means necessary – is the most dangerous he’s ever faced. As the Feds grow closer to convicting him, Ghost must remain vigilant toward those wanting to take him down for his past criminal enterprises.
Power is a visionary drama that straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. The cast is led by Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a man trying to escape his role as a drug kingpin for a legitimized life in the elite of NYC; Joseph Sikora as his brother in arms in the drug business, Tommy Egan; Naturi Naughton plays Ghost’s fierce wife Tasha St. Patrick; and Lela Loren is his first love, Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Valdes.
Power was created by Courtney A. Kemp, who serves as co-showrunner and executive producer alongside Gary Lennon. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produces the series through his production company G-Unit Film and Television, as does Mark Canton through his production company Atmosphere Entertainment MM. Randall Emmett, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also serve as executive producers.