S.W.A.T. was steady in the ratings in its second installment, that's why CBS officially confirmed a Season 3 of the action drama. The decision on renewal has been published on the network's official Twitter page, on May 9, 2019. No specific release date for the next round has been announced as of yet. Nonetheless, it's clear that the upcoming premiere is slated for this fall. Nothing is surprising in that CBS opted to renew S.W.A.T. for another season even despite a 30.34% drop in the viewership.
S.W.A.T. has drawn 4.696 million viewers with a 0.68 key demo (-38.18%) among adults (P18-49) during its second season premiere. Though the drop in the viewing audience looks huge, in total, the number of viewers was enough for a decision on renewal. The 1st season of the show averaged a 0.94 rating in the 18-49 demographic and about six million viewers.
The only thing which is disturbing us, talking about S.W.A.T. is that the 2nd round of the show has received low ratings from the viewers. On Rotten Tomatoes, S.W.A.T. Season 2 holds a score of 3.5/5 and a 57% approval rating. On the other hand, the season's score on Metacriticlooks above average, 6.8/10. Summing up, we estimate the results of the 2nd season, as for the reception, to be quite ambivalent. An average score of S.W.A.T. on IMDb remains steady yet a bit low, 6.7/10 > 9,000 votes.
S.W.A.T. Season 3 Release Date
As mentioned above, CBS has yet to reveal a specific release date for S.W.A.T. Season 3. However, if you're a devoted fan of the show, you may have noted that the two previous seasons have started in November and September, respectively. As a result, we are inclined to think that S.W.A.T. Season 3 is set to premiere this fall, in September-November 2019.
Nonetheless, the data above are nothing but our forecast. We are tracking down all the official news from CBS. As soon as the network publishes any additional data on the subject of the expect release date, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
The story focuses on Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson, an LA S.W.A.T. Sergeant, to whom has been entrusted to lead an elite tactical squad in the neighborhood he grew up. The unit under his leadership is the last hope of the city to restore order on the streets. As a result, Hondo found himself amidst of collision between the community where he was raised and loyalty to his fellows in the uniform.
In the meantime, Hondo is the only official who might close a gap between the two worlds. Aside from the local conflict, Hondo's team feels pressure from another L.A.-based unit led by Jeff Mumford, whose approach differs from the one by Hondo. Nonetheless, under his patronage, Hondo's team is capable of coping with the task to save the community and lives.