8/21 “Ballers” Viewership – 10 percent gain vs. Summerslam

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“The Rock” Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers” HBO show has some upward momentum, gaining 100,000+ viewers despite being opposite Summerslam. It captures Rock’s drama having a different audience than the typical wrestling show…

Ballers Viewership Tracking

August 21: Week 6 of “Ballers” drew 1.324 million viewers, reports TVBytheNumbers.com, up more than 100,000 (9.4 percent) from last week’s audience.

It was the second-most viewers of the season behind the season premiere in July.

Through six weeks, Ballers has averaged 1.301 million first-run viewers, down 27 percent from the first six weeks of Season 1 last year.

Season 2 Viewership Trend

July 17: 1.585 million first-run viewers
July 24: 1.278 million
July 31: 1.266 million
Aug. 7: 1.146 million
Aug. 14: 1.210 million
Aug. 21: 1.324 million