50 Cent’s “Power” stays breaking records. The Season 3 premiere is officially Starz’s most-watched episode of an original series ever.
The show pulled in 2.2 million viewers in its first time being aired on a Sunday night instead of Saturday. Across the first showing and two replays, the episode was seen by 3.37 million people.
After the Season 2 premiere of “Power” brought in 1.43 million pairs of eyes and set a new mark for most viewers on the network, the program was quickly granted a third season.
That record was barely surpassed in April when the Season 2 premiere of Outlander had 1.46 million viewers.
Season 3 of “Power” is set for 10 episodes. 50 Cent serves as executive producer for the show and stars as Kanan, a rival to the main character James St. Patrick, played by Omari Hardwick. St. Patrick goes by the street name “Ghost” as he runs a drug ring in New York while balancing his career as a nightclub owner. The third season’s tagline is “Ghost Must Die” as St. Patrick tries to escape his drug-dealing past, but he can’t let go completely and many of his foes put threats on his life.
L.A. rapper Dumbfoundead appeared in the Season 3 premiere and is slated to appear in the first four episodes of the new season.