TV Ratings: "Bachelor" Beats "Heroes"
Comic books-inspired drama "Heroes," NBC's only freshman hit, which averaged over 15 million viewers earlier this season, hit a new season low last night with 11,08 million viewers. The drama lost over 800,000 viewers week-to-week.
When "Heroes" went on hiatus on March 5 its midseason cliffhanger pulled in 14,9 million viewers. The drama returned on April 23 however with 11,98 million viewers.
Last week, a special episode set 5 years in the future maintained most of that audience (11,94 million,) but now the show took another blow.
Has the novelty worn off already? Although many hit shows have been plagued with sinking ratings this spring ("Lost," "Desperate Housewives,") the results are somewhat surprising as the show is still in its first year. Of positive note, the drama did win the timeslot in the 18-49 demo.
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was the most watched program of the evening scoring an average of 19,1 million people between 8 and 9:30 p.m.
Its lead-out "The Bachelor" actually managed to beat out both "Heroes" and "24" with 11,46 million viewers. The FOX drama scored 10,88 million ranking fourth in the timeslot.
Earlier in the evening, 100th episode of "Deal or no Deal" had no cause for celebration, slipping 1,6 million viewers to 10,24 million.
CBS's comedies improved in the 8 p.m. slot gaining over half a million viewers. The network's top comedy "Two and a Half Men" was however down almost half a million at 9 p.m.
Finally, CBS's 10 p.m. drama "CSI Miami" won the timeslot with 16,95 million.
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