‘Snowfall’ Season 5 Ratings Reach New Highs for FX Series

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Snowfall season 5 is on track to become the series most-watched season yet with total viewership up 43 percent compared to season 3 and a 13 percent increase over season 4.

Over its two-episode debut on Feb. 23, an average of 4.3 million total viewers watched across television, video on demand, and streaming platforms, according to Nielsen data released Wednesday by FX.

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Snowfall’s third episode of the season titled “Lions” aired Wednesday, March 2 and is now available on Hulu.

In the episode, Teddy’s (Carter Hudson) return caused tension, forcing Jerome (Amin Joseph) and Louie (Angela Lewis) to negotiate with Skully (De’Aundre Bonds). Additional cast members include Michael Hyatt, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Isaiah John, Angela Lewis, Amin Joseph, Kevin Caroll, and Alon Aboutboul.

Season 5 is set in the summer of 1986. It follows Franklin (Damson Idris) and his family as they adjust to being newly rich — but that same money starts to tear them apart as greed and egos threaten the drug empire they’ve built.

The sudden and tragic death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias makes the rock cocaine epidemic front-page news. Law enforcement is on a warpath, and the militarization of the L.A.P.D. continues as police and politicians decide the only way to deal with the problem is through force — and the creation of the new C.R.A.S.H. (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) units. The streets of South Central Los Angeles have never been so dangerous as the Saint family navigates the police, the warring gangs and the CIA.

The series was created by the late John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Snowfall is executive produced by Singleton, Andron, Thomas Schlamme, Amadio, Michael London, Trevor Engelson, Leonard Chang, Walter Mosley and Julie DeJoie. Andron serves as showrunner. The series is produced by FX Productions.

Snowfall premiered in 2017. It airs on Wednesday nights.