‘The Sinner’ Finale hits Record High for the Series
Jessica Biel's triumphant return to TV
USA Network seems to have another winner on their hands following the season-one finale of “The Sinner”. The new drama series ended its season run on top, with the Wednesday, September 20 finale achieving season highs. The episode earned 4.7M viewers, all tuning in to see the finale reached its conclusion. The show claimed the #1 spot on cable for the night in total viewers.
The drama is from Universal Cable Productions and stars Jessica Biel, who also serves as executive producer on the project. The critically acclaimed 8-episode series steadily grew in viewers as it built toward its finale, and fans on social-media seemed please with the series-run. Overall, “The Sinner” was both the #1 new cable series of the year, and the #1 new drama series of the summer in all of television (broadcast or cable) in select demos. The series was also summer’s #2 ad supported cable series (new or returning) in P2+ (only trailing behind FX’s American Horror Story).
With four top 20 cable dramas among select demographics “The Sinner,” “Queen of the South,” Suits,” and “Shooter” helped USA Network win the summer as the #1 cable entertainment network in prime among demos. The network is on track to end 2017 as the #1 cable entertainment network among total viewers in prime for a record 12th straight year.
If you need to catch up, “The Sinner” is available now on VOD (available here on Amazon) and the story follows a young mother (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. A detective (Bill 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.”
As for USA Network’s other popular series, “Mr. Robot,” that show was picked-up for a third-season in August. The series was recently nominated for six Primetime Emmys, and Season 3 is slated for 2017.