Sun Records (TV series)

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Sun Records
Sun Records (TV series).jpg
Genre
Directed byRoland Joffé
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producersLeslie Greif
Gil Grant
Barry Berg
Jayson Dinsmore
Julia Silverton
ProducersHerb Nanas
Colin Escott
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production companyThinkfactory Media
Release
Original networkCMT
Original releaseFebruary 23 (2017-02-23) –
April 13, 2017 (2017-04-13)

Sun Records is an American drama television miniseries based on the musical Million Dollar Quartet written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The series takes place at the Sun Studio in Memphis and stars Drake Milligan, Trevor Donovan, Kevin Fonteyne, Christian Lees, Dustin Ingram, Billy Gardell, Jonah Lees, Chad Michael Murray and Jennifer Holland. The series premiered on CMT on February 23, 2017, and concluded on April 13, 2017.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"706 Union"Roland JofféLeslie Greif & Colin EscottFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)1010.97[4]
2"Outta the Groove"Roland JofféColin Escott & Leslie GreifMarch 2, 2017 (2017-03-02)1020.64[5]
3"Record Man Blues"Roland JofféStory by : Leslie Greif & Colin Escott
Teleplay by : Gail Gilchriest
March 9, 2017 (2017-03-09)1030.56[6]
4"Never Better"Roland JofféStory by : Colin Escott & Leslie Greif
Teleplay by : Gail Gilchriest
March 16, 2017 (2017-03-16)1040.53[7]
5"Rising Sun"Roland JofféStory by : Colin Escott & Leslie Greif
Teleplay by : Gil Grant & Charles Heit
March 23, 2017 (2017-03-23)1050.49[8]
6"Who They Were Meant to Be"Roland JofféLeslie Greif & Colin EscottMarch 30, 2017 (2017-03-30)1060.51[9]
7"No Favors Here"Roland JofféStory by : Colin Escott
Teleplay by : Gail Gilchriest
April 6, 2017 (2017-04-06)1070.52[10]
8"Finishing School"Roland JofféLeslie Greif & Colin EscottApril 13, 2017 (2017-04-13)1080.46[11]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Sun Records has received mixed to positive reviews from television critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the season has a rating of 60%, based on 10 reviews.[12] On Metacritic, the season has a score of 65 out of 100, based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[13]

Ratings[edit]

Viewership and ratings per episode of Sun Records
No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "706 Union" February 23, 2017 0.2 0.97[4] N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 "Outta The Groove" March 2, 2017 0.2 0.64[5] N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "Record Man Blues" March 9, 2017 0.1 0.56[6] 0.2 0.74 0.3 1.30[14]
4 "Never Better" March 16, 2017 0.1 0.53[7] 0.2 0.66 0.3 1.19[15]
5 "Rising Sun" March 23, 2017 0.1 0.49[8] 0.2 0.70 0.3 1.19[16]
6 "Who They Were Meant To Be" March 30, 2017 0.1 0.51[9] 0.2 0.71 0.3 1.22[17]
7 "No Favors Here" April 6, 2017 0.1 0.52[10] 0.2 0.66 0.3 1.18[18]
8 "Finishing School" April 13, 2017 0.1 0.46[11] 0.2 0.70 0.3 1.16[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pedersen, Erik (2016-03-03). "CMT Upfront: 'Still The King' & NASCAR Mini Get Premiere Dates; First 'Million Dollar Quartet' Castings". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-02-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-04-06). "'Million Dollar Quartet' Casts Trevor Donovan As Eddy Arnold". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-02-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-03-14). "Chad Michael Murray To Star in CMT's 'Million Dollar Quartet'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-02-22. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (February 24, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.23.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (March 3, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.2.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 3, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (March 10, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.9.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 10, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (March 17, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.16.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 17, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (March 24, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.23.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (March 31, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.30.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 31, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (April 7, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.6.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 7, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (April 14, 2017). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Thursday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.13.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved April 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Sun Records Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 28, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Sun Records – Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved March 28, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Porter, Rick (March 24, 2017). "'The Americans' premiere triples in cable Live +7 ratings for March 6–12". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 24, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Porter, Rick (March 30, 2017). "'The Walking Dead' makes up for losses in cable Live +7 ratings for March 13–19". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on March 31, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Porter, Rick (April 6, 2017). "'Major Crimes' makes major gains in cable Live +7 ratings for March 20–26". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 6, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Porter, Rick (April 13, 2017). "'Underground' makes a big leap in cable Live +7 ratings for March 27 – April 2". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on April 14, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (April 20, 2017). "'Archer' premiere doubles in cable Live +7 ratings for April 3–9". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on April 21, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ Porter, Rick (April 26, 2017). "'Better Call Saul' makes big gains in cable Live +7 ratings for April 10–16". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on April 27, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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