Starz’s ‘Power’ Season Finale Sets Ratings Record

The season four finale of Starz’s drama series Power set a season-high ratings record in Nielsen Live+3 ratings, according to network officials. 

The Sept. 3 episode drew 2.8 million viewers in Live+3 ratings, according to Nielsen. Overall, the series' season four drew 2.4 million viewers, the third most-watched premium series behind HBO’s Game Of Thrones (13.1 million) and Ballers (3.3 million), according to network officials.

Power, which stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, also finishes its fourth season as the top scripted drama in premium pay TV for 2017 among African-American viewers in total viewer ratings, said network officials.

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