TV Ratings: "Heroes" Dips 15%
You can probably imagine ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" was the highest rated show in America last night (20.34 million). But how well did the other shows do? There were losses across the board with exceptionally bad news for "K-Ville" and "Aliens in America."
NBC's hit drama "Heroes" (11.94 million) lost 15% of its premiere audience and a million viewers year-to-year, but the latter drop may probably be attributed to stronger DVR penetration.
The ratings for FOX's "Prison Break" are nothing to write home about (7.22 million), but they have at least remained steady since the first episode. This is not the case with its lead-out "K-Ville" which continues its decline (5.48 million) although it originally exceeded PB two weeks ago.
Since the show is the second most expensive new series to advertise on, you can bet FOX is very unhappy about this. Will "K-Ville" join "Nashville" in the Hiatus Zone? Last year the canceled "Vanished" did considerably better with over 7 million viewers.
"Aliens of America" (which was still excellent despite replacing the great actor who played dad) was the lowest-rated comedy in the CW's Monday comedy block (2.33 million), but at least it did as well as "All of Us" in 2006. The premiere of "Everybody Hates Chris" at 8/7c pulled in 2.58 million viewers.
New NBC shows "Chuck" (8.22 million) and "Journeyman" (8.39 million) also went down this week.