"Heroes" Ratings Decline
Earlier this week, Milo Ventimiglia's character Peter Petrelli on "Heroes" saved the world once again by destroying a virus capable of annihilating most of mankind while Nathan, his brother, appeared to be assassinated at a press conference. The episode was however the lowest rated of all 4 "Heroes" finales that have aired so far.
The 11-episode season, cut short by the writers' strike in Hollywood, began on a high note in late September, pulling in over 14 million viewers, on a par with the series premiere last year.
But the show ran into trouble from the get go, with the beloved characters from season 1 scattered around the world in separate storylines and too many new characters thrown into the mix.
As evident from the ratings the frustrated fans began to flee and even the arrival of the adorable Kristen Bell did little to pull them back in and creator Tim Kring issued a public apology acknowledging the mistakes.
Now as the fresh scripts have run out, and the writers hit picket lines, Mr. Kring and the creative team have a chance to step back, analyze the problems and correct the course.
But as with each passing day it appears a quick resolution to the strike is becoming more unlikely, they may want to ensure the new season starts off strong, or NBC's #1 drama may be in serious trouble.
09/24/07 14.12 million (6.5)
10/01/07 11.96 million (5.5)
10/08/07 10.91 million (5.1)
10/17/07 11.41 million (5.2)
10/22/07 10.81 million (4.9)
10/29/07 10.51 million (4.9)
11/05/07 9.88 million (4.9)
11/12/07 11.16 million (5.2)
11/19/07 10.81 million (5.1)
11/26/07 11.89 million (5.3)
12/03/07 11.06 million (5.0)