Written by: Darius Purse
Ballers and Insecure only recently returned to airwaves, but HBO has announced both shows have been renewed for new seasons in 2018. The news isn’t surprising when you look at the ratings for the current season of each show. Ballers has doubled the ratings of last season’s average, while Insecure has tripled its audience.
Why the big jump in ratings? This year both shows follow HBO’s gigantic hit Game of Thrones which is achieving record ratings of its own. As a fan of both shows it is good hear this news. HBO is usually good about renewing shows early in a show’s current season, a nice practice for TV viewers. It allows fans to not have to worry about a show’s fate or dread the season will end on a cliff-hanger.
I like HBO’s Sunday lineup because each show is a unique viewing experience that allows the network to bring in different kinds of audiences. Personally when I’m watching different shows on the same night, I like to switch up between comedies and dramas. HBO’s Sunday lineup allows me to do just that.