STARZ Announced Power Season 5 Release Date & Season 6 Renewal


You have been waiting for this gripping news so long. Fortunately, today is your day. The waiting is over. You may breathe a sigh of relief since STARZ announced that Power had been renewed for Season 6. Additionally, the cable network's President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik revealed that Power would return for Season 5 on Sunday, July 1st at 9 PM ET/PT on STARZ. In fact, the decision on renewal was entirely expectable as the fourth season of Power was strong in the ratings. Moreover, most of the viewers were satisfied by watching the current installment of the show. Let's take a look at some statistics.

Indeed, the show's ratings were steady. The fourth season premiere has garnered 1.681 million viewers with a 0.78 key demo (P18-49). Though this figure is more than 25% lower in comparison with those of Season 3, the ratings have increased by the end of the current season. The finale thereby has drawn almost two million viewers (1.998) with an impressive 0.90 rating among adults 18-49. STARZ spokesman also reports that Power was a success across digital platforms. Thus the fourth season averaged 9.3 million multiplatform viewers per episode.

As a result, a total average of the show for all seasons was 7.4 million viewers per episode across the devices. Eventually, such impressive figures have caused the early renewal of the show for Season 6. Also worth mentioning that STARZ is proud of Power claiming that the show's audience increases each season. Among other virtues of Power, it's worth noting numerous awards in 2017 and 2018, including such nominations as "Outstanding Drama Series" and "Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series."

Power also showcased the impressive response from the target audience. So, the current, fourth season holds a score of 4.5/5 and a 93% approval rating among the viewers, according to the statistics by Rotten Tomatoes. On Metacritic, the current installment of Power has a score of 7.5/10. An overall rating of the crime drama on IMDb also remains high, 8.2/10 > 24,300 votes. Without a doubt, STARZ took these data into account before their decision of renewal.

Summing up, we regard Power as a long-term television project of STARZ. It's evident that if the show performs well in the upcoming seasons, we would see more installments of Power on STARZ.

What's The Show Power About?

The story focuses on James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a Manhattan mogul, who apparently has it all. His lifestyle looks sparkling and luxurious. Ghost manages his own nightclub Truth and resides with his gorgeous wife in their stunning penthouse. But the visible side of his business, in fact, hides the double life of Ghost. A closer look discloses Ghost's covert drug empire. It turns out that in the backdrop of legitimate business, Ghost acts as a drug lord and key figure in the world drug trafficking network for the influential clients.

Despite the dark side of his life, Ghost's real purpose is to legitimize his business, to be a respectable, well-to-do entrepreneur. However, his connections in the drug business don't allow Ghost to live like a law-abiding citizen. As a result, Ghost's struggle for redemption faced with the mafia, corruption, and enemies.

Season 5 & 6 Release Dates

As mentioned above, STARZ has opted to pick up Power for one more season. Additionally, the network's spokesman announced that Power would return for Season 5 on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 9 PM ET/PT. As for the release date for Season 6 of Power, it's unclear whether it should be June or July of 2019? However, in any case, we should expect the next season of Power next summer. Get ready for the upcoming premiere. We are looking forward to the official news from STARZ on the subject of the likely release date for Season 6. We'll update this article as soon as the cable network provides the additional info. As of now, stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed.