The season premiere of Hard Knocks drew 879,000 viewers via television and digital platforms, making it the second-highest premiere in the show’s past nine seasons, according to HBO.
Viewers, though, might not return next Tuesday unless it picks up steam.
The first episode featured little behind-the-scenes from training camp, with few scenes from meeting rooms, the training room or the locker room.
Rookie safety Johnathan Abram starred, and his teammates gave him a hard time Wednesday.
Abram parked his car close to Carr’s as he arrived at training camp, and joked about it, in one of the opening scenes.