'Power Book IV: Force' Launches With A Bang As Most-Watched Premiere In Starz History
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'Power Book IV: Force' Launches With A Bang As Most-Watched Premiere In Starz History

Power Book IV: Force debuted as the most-watched premiere ever in Starz history. The spinoff series drew in approximately 3.3 million multiplatform views in the U.S. on Sunday alone, based on early reporting with many other platforms still to report.

The third spinoff in the Power Universe, Power Book IV: Force focuses on original Power character Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora). The Power spinoff was also the No. 2 highest-rated cable telecast for Sunday, closely behind the season 2 finale of Power Book II: Ghost

The ratings for both shows boasted well for Starz.

The network broke app viewership records on Sunday with the Power Book IV: Force premiere and the season two finale of Power Book II: Ghost, delivering the most-watched day on the Starz app in the network’s history. It was also the most-watched day on the STARZPLAY app ever in Germany, France and the UK.

“The Power Universe continues to deliver worldwide hit series with incredible performance that compares favorably with many other high-profile streaming series,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO at STARZ. “We’re excited to see these strong early numbers for the premiere of ‘Power Book IV: Force,’ which is poised to join our growing lineup of tentpole series at STARZ that have global multiplatform season average views in the nine to ten million range.”

The description of the show:

Power Book IV: Force centers on fan-favorite character Tommy Egan, played by Joseph Sikora, after he cuts ties and puts New York in his rearview mirror for good. As Tommy leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha and the only city he’s ever known, he makes a quick detour to close an old wound that’s been haunting him for decades. What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a labyrinth of family secrets and lies Tommy thought were long buried.  One step leads to another and Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago’s drug game, inserting himself between the city’s two biggest crews. In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, ultimately becoming the lynchpin that not only unites them – but holds the POWER to watch them crumble. As the first season unfolds at breakneck speed, Tommy uses his outsider status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them on his quest to become the biggest drug dealer in Chicago.

Alongside Sikora as Tommy Egan, the series also stars  Isaac Keys, Lili Simmons, Gabrielle Ryan, Shane Harper, Kris D. Lofton, Anthony Fleming III, Lucien Cambric and Tommy Flanagan

Both Power Book IV: Force and Power Book II: Ghost are executive produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The Power Universe series are executive produced through Courtney A. Kemp’s production company End of Episode and Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton through Atmosphere Entertainment MM.

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