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‘Power’ Season Premiere Draws 2.3 Million on Starz

The season six premiere of Power on Starz delivered 2.3 million total viewers Aug. 25. Starz called it the largest audience for a scripted premium cable series this summer, and second largest audience for a scripted premium series opener this year, after HBO’s Game of Thrones.

The episode was watched by 1.47 million total viewers at 8 p.m. Aug. 25.

After-show Power Confidential, hosted by Terrence J, retained 55% of the Power audience.

Power straddles the glamorous Manhattan lifestyles of the rich and infamous and the underworld of the international drug trade. Courtney A. Kemp created the show, and executive produces alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randall Emmett, Gary Lennon and Shana Stein.

The series wraps when season six concludes.

Starz, part of Lionsgate, will do a Power spinoff called Power Book II: Ghost.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.