HBO to Air Season Finale of HARD KNOCKS Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, 9/3
HBO will air HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE CINCINNATI BENGALS season finale on September 3rd.
Episode #5 (season finale)
Debut: TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 4 (7:30 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 5 (3:00 p.m., 3:15 a.m.), 6 (10:30 a.m., 8:00 p.m.,midnight), 7 (11:30 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), 8 (10:30 a.m.) and 9 (midnight)
HBO2 playdate: Sept. 9 (5:30 p.m.)
The pre-season nears a close as the Bengals get ready to face the visiting Indianapolis Colts; coaches evaluate player performances as they prepare for final roster cuts.
A 30-person NFL Films crew is shooting up to 1,500 hours of video over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews are given unrestricted access to the players' and coaches' meeting rooms, training facilities, living quarters and practice fields.
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Last summer's edition of Hard Knocks marked the first time the series premieredon Tuesday nights and it proved to be a resounding success; the five-part prime-time series on the resurgent Miami Dolphins averaged 4.1 million viewers per episode making it the second most watched Hard Knocks in a decade.
Hard Knocks launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002. The series resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs, winning a Sports Emmy. In 2008, the series returned to the Dallas Cowboys, receiving a second Sports Emmy for production excellence. In 2009 Hard Knocks spotlighted the Cincinnati Bengals franchise and the show captured two more Sports Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Edited Series/Anthology" and "Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound." In 2010 the New York Jets were featured and the series captured three Sports Emmys, including the trophy for "Outstanding Edited Series/Anthology." Last summer's presentation with the Miami Dolphins earned the franchise an eighth Sports Emmy in the category of "Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound."
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