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SHOOTER: Action Series Renewed For Second Season [USA Network]

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Shooter To Receive Second Season From USA Network

USA Network renews its hit new drama series Shooter for an additional season.

Based on the best-selling Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact, the program debuted just a week after the presidential election in November and has earned rave reviews and ratings. Previously, the book was adapted into a movie with Mark Wahlberg in 2007:

Season-to-date, Shooter, co-produced by Paramount TV and Universal Cable Prods, averages 2.6 million total viewers and 974,000 adults 18-49 in Live+7. It ranks as the No. 3 USA scripted series in viewers (behind Suits and recently departed Royal Pains) and 18-49 (behind Suits and Colony). A large portion of Shooter‘s viewership comes from live viewing, something very valuable for ad-supported networks whose revenue depends on people sitting through commercials. In Live+same day, Shooter, which follows live WWE SmackDown telecasts, is virtually tied with Suits for No. 1 in 18-49 and is No. 2 in total viewers.

SmackDown and Shooter, the latter executive produced by the star of the movie, Mark Walhberg, have been very compatible, appealing to similar audiences, with Shooter retaining 78% of its lead-in. It has helped USA rank as he No. 1 ad-supported entertainment cable network on Tuesday nights from 8-11 PM. Shooter, which is skewing young, also has been very consistent week to week, indicating that the show has found a fan base quickly.

Leave your thoughts on USA Network deciding to renew its Stephen Hunter novel adaptation for a second season (via Deadline) in the comments section below. Readers seeking more TV show news can visit our TV Show News Google+ Page and our TV Show News Facebook Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook. The second season of the show is set to begin airing on USA Network at some point next year.

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Reggie Peralta

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