This past weekend, Power Book III: Raising Kanan debuted on the Starz network. The Power Universe has been known to break records, with the original Power series becoming the most viewed original Starz series on the network at one point in time. Well now, Raising Kanan has set a few new records of its own.
Power Book III: Raising Kanan debuted as the network’s most highly engaged series premiere ever. It also had the best series premier completion rate across OTT platforms, meaning that the show was watched start to finish, with no disruption, by millions of viewers. On top of this, Raising Kanan dominated social media on premiere night, ranking as the number one most social series and number one most talked about series across all of TV among organic audiences. That’s quite a noteworthy achievement considering the volume of discussions happening on social media at any given time.
Even more impressive is the fact that the series, which debuted on Sunday, July 18, was also the highest-rated program among black households on Sunday night and the second-highest rated series on cable to-date this year among black households. It’s clear that Power Book III: Raising Kanan has the culture buzzing right now.
Starz clearly predicted the success of Raising Kanan, as the show was greenlit for season two before the premier episode even hit the air. Starz also has a bunch of Power-related programming coming in the near future, with Power Book II: Ghost returning this November, and Power Book III: Force (the Tommy Egan show) airing in early 2022. On top of that, we’ll get to witness the debut of 50 Cent’s next big show, BMF, this September 26th.
Don’t forget, if you’re in the UK and are wondering where to keep watching Power, you must be subscribed to Amazon Prime first, and then you can register for a secondary Starz subscription that will allow you to watch Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan.
If you’re following the developments of Raising Kanan each week, don’t forget to check out our dedicated Power recap show called Powercast.