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Audience Analysis: "Ballers" Debut Season Marks HBO's Best Half-Hour Show In Six Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 28 / 15

HBO's football-themed "Ballers" averaged 1.7 million viewers for its 10-episode first season, marking the premium cable net's most-watched half-hour program in six years. Sunday's finale averaged a series-low 1.4 million viewers up against the premiere of AMC's "Fear The Walking Dead," which drew 10...

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