Jessica Biel’s ‘The Sinner’ is the top new cable series in key demos
Jessica Biel finds a hit on TV
Jessica Biel’s newest TV drama “The Sinner” is off to a strong start, taking the top-spot on several ratings charts following the series premiere of the new show. Airing on the USA Network, “The Sinner” is now the #1 new cable series of 2017 in P18-49, P25-54 and total viewers. Not a bad way to start a new drama, considering that the show is only two episodes into its eight episode series run. The show itself is from Universal Cable Productions and stars Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman.
Following the very strong series premiere, “The Sinner grew in its second week in adults 18-49 (growing 7% to 1.4 million viewers), adults 25-54 (up 5% to 1.6 million) and adults 18-34 (up 4% to 543,000). Over its first two episodes, the series is averaging 3.5M P2+. The show is also getting great reviews from both fans and critics, and is “Certified (93%) Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes.
If you’re new to the show, or haven’t seen the countless ads on the internet and TV these past few weeks, “The Sinner” follows a young mother, Cora (Biel) who, when out with her husband (Christopher Abbott) and son, commits a startling act of violence and, to her horror, has no idea why. Detective Ambrose (Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman’s buried motive, which launches an inverted and utterly surprising crime thriller whose driving force is not the “who” or the “what” — but the “why.”
This week USA Network will air the third-episode in the series. In Episode 3, which is set to premiere this Wednesday at 10/9c, Ambrose unearths a startling secret about Cora that changes the course of the investigation, while Mason takes matters into his own hands.
“The Sinner” is just one of many standout success that Universal Cable Productions has helped to create over the years. The production company is also behind the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Damnation,” “Falling Water,” “Playing House,” “Shooter,” “Suits” and “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G”. The company is also behind the favorites “12 Monkeys,” “Blood Drive,” “Channel Zero,” “Happy!,” “Killjoys” and “The Magicians”.