FORCE” DEBUTS AS BIGGEST PREMIERE IN STARZ HISTORY WITH 3.3 MILLION VIEWS ACROSS PLATFORMS

SANTA MONICA, Calif., February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — STARZ Original Series “Power Book IV: Strength” debuted as the most-watched premiere in STARZ history with 3.3 million cross-platform views in the United States on Sunday alone, based on early reports with many other platforms yet to report.

For the second time in less than three months, STARZ broke app viewership records on Sunday with the premiere of “Power Book IV: Force” and the Season 2 finale of “Power Book II: Ghost” featuring the most-watched day on the STARZ app. in the history of the network. Internationally, it was also the most-watched day on the STARZPLAY app in Germany, France and the UK.

“The ‘Power’ Universe continues to deliver hit series around the world with incredible performances that compare favorably to many other top-tier streaming series,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of STARZ. “We’re thrilled to see these strong early numbers for the premiere of ‘Power Book IV: Force,’ which is set to join our growing lineup of tentpole series at STARZ that have average global cross-platform season views in the range of nine to ten million.”

“Power Book IV: Force,” which focuses on the fan-favorite Tommy Egan played by Joseph Sikora, also set linear-only records with the series delivering the highest-rated premiere in network history. The third spinoff in the “Power” universe, “Power Book IV: Force” was the second highest-rated cable TV show on Sunday, just behind the season two finale of “Power Book II: Ghost.”

“Power Book IV: Force” and “Power Book II: Ghost” are produced by Courtney A. Kemp and Curtis”50 cents“Jackson. The “Power” Universe series is produced by the creator and showrunner of “Power” Courtney A. Kemp through his End of Episode production company, Curtis”50 cents“Jackson through G-Unit Film and Television, and Mark Canton via Atmosphere Entertainment MM. End of episode Chris Selac, Shana Stein and Bart Wenrich also executive product. Brett Mahoney also serves as executive producer on “Power Book II: Ghost” and will serve as showrunner on the recently announced third season. Lionsgate Television is producing the series for STARZ.

About “Power Book IV: Force”
‘Power Book IV: Force’ Focuses On Fan-Favorite Character Tommy Eganplayed by Joseph Sikoraafter cutting ties and putting New York in his rear view mirror for good. As Tommy leaves New York after losing Ghost, LaKeisha, and the only town he’s ever known, he takes a quick detour to heal an old wound that has haunted him for decades. What was supposed to be a quick stop turns into a maze of family secrets and lies that Tommy thought were long buried. One step leading to another, Tommy quickly finds himself in Chicago drug game, fitting in between the two biggest crews in town. In a city divided by race, Tommy straddles the line, eventually becoming the linchpin that not only unites them – but holds the POWER to watch them fall apart. As the first season unfolds at breakneck speed, Tommy uses his underdog status to his advantage, breaking all the local rules and rewriting them in his quest to become the world’s biggest drug dealer. Chicago.

About “Power Book II: Ghost” – Season 2
“Power Book II: Ghost” begins its second season with Tariq Saint-Patrick always fleeing a legacy that haunts him. Forced to make the choice to take the life of his teacher, Jabari Reynolds, Tariq finds himself adrift from what he fights to protect: his family. With Tasha in witness protection, Tariq knows he must sacrifice everything to save what’s left of his family. Unable to do it alone, he turns to those with power and influence: Davis McLean and his new companion, Cooper Saxonyas good as Rashad Tate. Of course, all of these options come at a steep price. So, it’s back to business with the Tejadas. But now, with two murders involving Stansfield, Monet Tejada must wonder if Tariq is best for his family as she seeks to protect her nephew’s NBA prospects at all costs. Her children, Dru and Diana, question her movements as she becomes increasingly distracted, especially when Monet goes so far as to trust Cane again despite her actions against the family. In doing so, Monet finds himself in bed with Mecca, a man who wants to show her a whole new world, potentially at the cost of destroying his old one. Forcing Monet to lean on Tariq, who must decide what he really wants and what he will sacrifice to get it.

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About STARZ
STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media delivery platform committed to providing premium content that amplifies stories by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ hosts the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the national flagship STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its international premium streaming platform STARZPLAY to provide subscribers with access to “the best of global SVOD”. STARZPLAY, together with its joint venture STARZPLAY ARABIA, has expanded its global footprint to more than 60 countries across Europe and Latin America with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available on digital OTT platforms and multi-channel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite TV providers and telecommunications companies worldwide. In February 2021STARZ launched #Initiatea multifaceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and across the company.

Sources:
“Power Book IV: Force,” the biggest premiere in STARZ history, says:
Multi-platform – “Power Book IV: Force” is the biggest series premiere in STARZ history on all platforms (Nielsen, Live + Same Day P2 + (000) and non-linear and OTT platforms available, April 2007-2/6/22)
Linear – “Power Book IV: Force” is the highest-rated series premiere in STARZ history (Nielsen, Live + Same Day Coverage HH rating- April 2007 to 06/02/22)

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