50 Cent’s Power Book II: Ghost returned for Season 3 with a bang, breaking another viewer record for STARZ.
The premiere, which aired on March 17, smashed STARZ’s previous record with 5.8 million viewers across platforms through the first three days of availability, according to Deadline. The cumulative number is a huge jump compared to the estimated 362,000 live broadcast viewers that tuned in on Friday night.
The weekend viewership for Season 3’s multi-platform premiere was also reportedly up about 30 percent compared to Season 2’s debut in November 2021. Although previous seasons went live on STARZ on Sunday nights and averaged about 500,000 viewers live, the show has since made the switch to Fridays.
The first episode of Season 3 started off with a gruesome start as a new crew was introduced and made their wrath felt as a possible threat to Tariq, while the Tejada family was still mourning the loss of star basketball player Zeke. There was even a thrilling twist to end the episode with someone making a very unexpected appearance.
Meanwhile, Season 4 was quickly greenlit, and production is already in motion for the upcoming season in New York City, with actor Michael Ealy set to be introduced as a regular on the show. Ealy will play the part of Detective Don Carter, an NYPD officer set to become Police Commissioner until his wife is murdered by drug gangs.
“Power Book II: Ghost continues to resonate with our viewers, and we’re thrilled to get season four production underway ahead of our season three debut,” said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for STARZ. “It’s clear our fans are ready to devour more of this explosive series, and we look forward to having Michael join our incredible cast.”
The success of Power Book II: Ghost is a testament to the show’s popularity and the power of its storytelling. As the series continues to captivate audiences, fans can look forward to more explosive episodes and surprises in the upcoming seasons.
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