Despite the mixed response from critics during the show's premiere, USA Network opted to pick up their action drama Shooter for another round. It turned out that the decision on renewal hasn't been in vain. The 2nd installment has drawn 4.73% more viewing audience in comparison with its predecessor. Finally, USA Network has decided to renew Shooter for a third season. On March 21, 2018, the cable network announced that exact release date for the upcoming season of Shooter, which will be returning on Thursday, June 21st, 2018, at 10/9c on USA Network. The announcement appeared simultaneously on the official Twitter page of the network as well as on their official blog.
As mentioned above, we have been expecting the renewal relying on the impressive statistics of the 2nd season. The season premiere has garnered 1.507 million viewers with a 0.41 key demo among adults 18-49. The dynamics were steady within the entire season, by the way. As for the season finale, it has drawn almost 1.2 million viewers.
The response from the target audience was favorable as well. On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season of Shooter holds a score of 4.3/5 and an 85% approval rating among the viewers. On Metacritic, the audience has evaluated the current installment of the action drama at 6.1/10. An overall score of Shooter also remains high. According to IMDb, the show scored 7.6/10 ~ 19.500 votes.
You may have noted that the key factors affected the decision on renewal were the increase in the ratings as well as a reception by the viewers. So, the opinion of critics disturbed the USA Network's bosses least of all.
What Is Awaiting Us In Season 3 Of ShooterAccording to the official announcement, Season 3 of Shooter picks up after the mysterious details of Bob Lee's father's death, leading him to a shocking conspiracy that comes close to his home.
What's The Show Shooter About?If you have not watched this conspiracy thriller on USA Network yet, we suggest you read a brief overview of Shooter below.
The story focuses on Bob Lee Swagger, a former sniper, living in exile after leaving the military. However, upon request of his former commanding officer, Isaac Johnson, Swagger agrees to assist the investigation of a conspiracy to kill the president. Since Bob Lee is an experienced sniper, his assistance is helpful for the secret service. However, as a result of a trap Swagger becomes the prime suspect in the assassination attempt. Now Bob Lee is going to clear his name and reputation as well as protect his family from the aftermath of his mission.