50 Cent’s Starz drama “Power” finished its second season last Saturday (Aug. 15), and has become the 21-year-old premium cable network’s most popular original series on record.

The drama, which stars Omari Hardwick as a New York City nightclub owner who doubles as a drug kingpin to an elite clientele, drew 2.39 million viewers in Nielsen’s “live plus-3” estimates, which includes both same-night viewership (1.54 million) and time-shifted playback done over the next three days (850,000). This was up 51% vs. the show’s first-season finale last year (1.59 million) and broke the network’s “live plus-3” record set the previous week when “Power” averaged 2.29 million.

Prior to this season’s final two episodes of “Power,” the most-watched episode of a Starz original series had been 3.88 million for the wedding episode of “Outlander” last September.

When quickie encores are included in its total, “Power” drew 4.42 million gross viewers over the weekend, also a network record and 42% higher than last year’s finale of the show (3.10 million), according to Nielsen.