Sunday’s “Power,” which opened the Starz drama’s fifth season, did not perform as well as the fourth season opener.
It still fared quite well from a competitive standpoint.
According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, “Power” drew a 0.62 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 1.55 million overall viewers. Last year’s premiere drew a 0.78 rating and 1.68 million viewers.
Despite the decline, “Power” still ranked as Sunday’s #1 cable original in adults 18-49. Demographic ratings are less important to a subscription-based network like Starz than they are to ad-supported channels, but the victory still provides bragging rights.