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Ratings: HBO’s “Show Me a Hero” Flops; “Ballers,” “The Brink” Hold Up

When it comes to live+same-day viewership, HBO’s “Show Me a Hero” got off to a terrible start.

The first two parts of the miniseries, which occupied the 8-9:50PM timeslot Sunday, drew a paltry 0.15 adults 18-49 rating with only 443,000 viewers. The show was obviously not going to be a ratings hero — or fill the ratings void created by the conclusion of “True Detective” — but this week’s performance undoubtedly trails expectations.

Leading out of the low-rated broadcast, HBO’s “Ballers” drew a 0.77 adults 18-49 rating with 1.569 million viewers. While down from last week’s performance (0.87, 1.713 million), the performance was within the show’s usual range. Considering all previous episodes featured lead-in support from “True Detective,” this week’s performance is definitely worthy of a smile.

“The Brink” (0.40, 0.935 million viewers vs. 0.39, 0.892 million) and “Last Week Tonight” (0.45, 1.010 million vs. 0.38, 0.929 million) also aired.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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