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 language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Leslie Greif
Gil Grant
Barry Berg
Jayson Dinsmore
Julia Silverton
Producer(s)Herb Nanas
Colin Escott
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)Thinkfactory 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. It takes place at the Sun Studio in Memphis. The series 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
US 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]

Critical reception[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]

U.S. ratings[edit]

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.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-04-06). "'Million Dollar Quartet' Casts Trevor Donovan As Eddy Arnold". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-03-14). "Chad Michael Murray To Star in CMT's 'Million Dollar Quartet'". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  12. ^ "Sun Records Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  13. ^ "Sun Records - Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  14. ^ Porter, Rick (March 24, 2017). "'The Americans' premiere triples in cable Live +7 ratings for March 6–12". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
  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. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  16. ^ Porter, Rick (April 6, 2017). "'Major Crimes' makes major gains in cable Live +7 ratings for March 20–26". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  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. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (April 20, 2017). "'Archer' premiere doubles in cable Live +7 ratings for April 3–9". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  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. Retrieved April 26, 2017.

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