As reported by Variety, USA Network has decided to end The Sinner after its current season. The news isn’t exactly a surprise, considering the show has seen a steady decline in ratings since its first season. Season 1 averaged 1.8 million total viewers and a 0.53 rating among the all-important 18-49 demographic (via TV Series Finale). Season 2 of “The Sinner” netted about 1.1 million total viewers and a 0.28 rating among the 18-49 demographic (via TV Series Finale).
The most recent full season, Season 3, averaged just 651,000 total viewers and a 0.16 among the 18-49 demo (via TV Series Finale). Those numbers were still strong enough for USA Network to renew “The Sinner” for a fourth season back in June 2020. Five episodes into Season 4, “The Sinner” has averaged just 412,000 total viewers and a 0.08 among the 18 to 49-year-olds (via TV Series Finale). With three episodes left in Season 4, USA Network has decided to pull the plug.
There is a bit of a silver lining, though. “The Sinner” Season 4 will be allowed to conclude its run, so fans will get to see where this season’s mystery goes. The Season 4 finale is scheduled to air on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 (via Variety).