Last year, HBO gave its Ballers TV show the gift of a Game of Thrones lead-in for most of the season. As a result, Ballers‘ Nielsen ratings increased by more than 50% in both the demo and total viewership. In the fourth season, the cheese stands alone, or at least without the winds of Westeros at its back. Will its audience return or fade away? Will Ballers be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. Status update below.
An HBO comedy-drama, Ballers stars Dwayne Johnson, Rob Corddry, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan Carter, Troy Garity, London Brown, Jazmyn Simon and Brittany S. Hall. The series follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore (Johnson), who has re-invented himself as a financial adviser for both young phenoms and veteran superstars. Spencer’s role in his clients’ lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many pitfalls that come with life in the spotlight. In season four, he and Joe (Corddry) head to Los Angeles, in hopes of capitalizing on the action sports market.
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For comparisons: The third season of Ballers averaged a 0.89 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.885 million viewers.
What do you think? Do you still like the Ballers TV series? Should this HBO TV show be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season?
9/6/18 update: HBO has renewed Ballers for a fifth season. Details here.