Nearly 7 months after the original crew of STARZ most beloved series, ‘Power,’ bid adieu to its legion of devoted fans, its newest incarnation – ‘Power Book II: Ghost’ – roared onto screens to pick up where it left off.
With a cast led by Michael Rainey Jr. and Naturi Naughton, the franchise’s second chapter welcomed music icons Method Man and Mary J. Blige (among a host of other new faces) to its roster.
If the viewership figures that accompanied its September 6 premiere are any indication, fans couldn’t wait to get a taste of the newness that awaited.
See what we mean inside:
Viewership = 680,000
A solid start for the Courtney A. Kemp-created spinoff, the show placed #1 among all scripted series for cable. A nod to its popularity, ‘Power Book: II’ is in fact the only scripted series listed in the top 25 most viewed programs for Sunday.
With all other forms of programming considered (reality, news, sports, etc.), it ranked #7 – a feat all the more noteworthy considering STARZ is a premium network going head to head with the likes of more widely available cable outlets.
See the ratings numbers for the top 25 shows for Sunday below:
As we reported here, ‘Power Book II’ is the first of four spinoffs stemming from the original ‘Power’ (toplined by Omari Hardwick).