Ratings: Heroes goes up and away

Heroes is showing muscle.

Last night's episode of the freshman series matched its highest ratings yet, 6.2 rating/15 share in 18- to 49-year-olds, with 14.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen overnights. That's almost 10 percent better than last week's episode, and it makes Heroes the highest-rated new show of the 2006 fall season.

Heroes received a full season order from NBC on October 5, and on Sunday the network ran a marathon. The higher numbers could be attributed to viewers who were on the fence about the serialized drama watching the marathon and liking what they saw.

At 8 p.m., NBC and Deal or No Deal won a 4.4 in 18 to 49s, with CBS earning a combined 3.3 for How I Met Your Mother at a 3.6 and The Class at 2.9. Fox and Prison Break ran away with a 3.2, ABC's Wife Swap blissed a 2.8, and the CW earned a 1.2 for Everybody Hates Chris and All of Us.

At 9 p.m., Heroes soared to its 6.2, followed by CBS with a combined 4.3 for Two and a Half Men at 4.7 and The New Adventures of Old Christine at 3.9. The Bachelor romanced a 3.2 on ABC, and Fox earned a 2.0 for delivering Justice. The CW scored a combined 1.2 for Girlfriends and The Game.

In the 10 p.m. slot, CBS's CSI: Miami and David Caruso took over with a 5.9, followed by NBC's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip at 3.2--a slight uptick from last week's 3.1. ABC asked What About Brian and received a 2.7 answer.

Overall, NBC earned a 4.6 rating/12 share in 18-49s, with 12.5 million average viewers; CBS a 4.5/11, 13.3 million; ABC a 2.9/7, 7.2 million; Fox a 2.6/7, 7.3 million; and the CW a 1.2/3, 2.8 million.

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I hope there will be at least 4 or 5 seasons.
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!!Heroes rocks and/or rolls!! I love it! Hope it doesn't get canned after the first season like Invasion and Threshold - 2 great shows that had a lot going for them, then, ZZzzzappp! Exterminated! Gooo Supa-Hiro!!!
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Now that i saw the latest episode of heroes, i understand why the rating would be so high. It's a great show.
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Most appealing new show in a long while. I especially liked that it was not afraid to get dark with the scenes about Niki. Fantastic acting too. How can you not love Hiro and it was a stroke of brilliance to subtitle his entrance. And there is a character any demographic can connect to. Clever. Here's to hoping it stays fresh.
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Hooked! What brilliant writers! Thank you.
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heroes is a great show i record it on tv while i watch wwe monday night raw
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For me, Heroes and Jericho are both enjoyable and the best of the new season. I am still a huge Lost fan, the Lost writers I thought "lost" their way for a while, but seem to be getting back on track.



I don't only watch Sci Fi (ER is a perennial fav), but the two Sci-Fi shows are the best of the new season to me. I tried watching Studio 60, but it was sub-par, and once abandoned, twice shy!



Vanished was fine, I am trying to figure out the network on its disappearing, but then who can ever figure them out - network decisions lend new meaning to the word "clueless" most of the time.
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YAY!! HEROES!!
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Excellent show! I'm sure ratings will continue to steadly move up as word of mouth spreads.
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I dont get Heroes, I find it to be boring.

Studio 60 is good though.

How I Met Your Mother is becoming better every episode!

CSI Miami is OK...
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Nobody has mentioned this here, but does anyone wonder what happens to *Heroes* ratings when *24* comes back? Which one will reign?
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Love Heroes! No surprise there! But am happy about Studio 60 this was a great episode! Loved seeing Eli Wallach again (the movie The Good the Bad and the Ugly, he was the Ugly!) Enjoyed the storyline about the old McCarthy days of the 50's and the blacklisting also nice history of the Addison bldg. Great stuff!!!!!!
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Heroes is an awesome show. It should never be cancelled. I can't wait to see how the characters develop their superpowers!! I guess only time will tell.
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LOST is good but now like HEROES better
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Justice is not really bad...But how can it even compete..I'll just record it but will watch Heroes instead
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this is the best new show that out right now. I hope thereare more seasons comming
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I caught the last 5 minutes of the second episode on Sci Fi and was instantly hooked - now if only I can find a way to view the pilot..
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"I am glad to see Studio 60 gaining some ground. Incredible show, its lack of success is attributable to our under educated-over stimulated populace."

This is a load of crap. I, as well as the majority of my friends (who, just to prove your point wrong, are all products of a top 10 university and some in the process of advanced degrees) were really excited about this show. I was a huge West Wing/Sorkin fan. Studio 60 however, has been a complete let-down for me. The pilot was shaky, but I had faith in it as it seemed promising. But that show has been spinning its wheels ever since. Reconstituting the same exact plotlines (matt, harriet, matt harriet. oh, what sort of naive yet oh-so-cute dilemma is amanda peet going to get into this week?) week after week is neither plot nor character development. It's just boring. As is Sorkin airing his gripes about ex-girlfriends and the state of television. The last episode, I loved the old guy - that plotline was so sweet. Right up until they just HAD to bring it right back to Matt and Harriet with the stupid line about how the old guy was only on air for writing for his crush. gag. And seriously, if I have to hear about the stupid baseball bat ONE MORE TIME i'm going to cry.

Sorry for the rant, I just can't stand it when people say that the show isn't doing well because people aren't smart enough to follow it. I'm sure there are plenty of cases where that's true, but this isn't the people, it's the show. If it was half as funny or smart or compelling as West Wing, I'd be in love with it. But it's just not.
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I love heroes, especially its style, although i'd prefer it if they all had to get high to use their powers lol.



Studio 60 on the other hand is toilet poopy. Its just a bunch of people walking around on their high horses, telling people where so great & what is funny & whats not, while writing comedies worse than the crap SNL has been putting out for the last few years.



then throw in the storyline NEARLY ALL U.S. shows have about the guy & the girl who like each other but cant get together for whatever reason Oh and a theme tune that creates the image in my mind of a smarmy up himself, were so great! image.



Id prefer to watch The Larry Sanders Show over Studio Chandler anytime, now there was a good funny show.
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I like Justice's episdoe because it really had a huge shock. CSI Miami was really great too.
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Fanstastic show. Kudos to the writer. I have been very impressed with the story writing so far and every episode leaves me wanting more.
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Yata !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD hiro rox ! And Heroes Rox too ! Finaly a new tv show than can keep up with the best ;) lost / 24 / prisonbreak

Hope heroes will continue for even one more season , 5 episodes made me addicted to it :D !
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They saved TV.
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Heroes comes at us with so many possibilities and so many angles. With the numerous cast of heroes and their different powers, there are endless possibilites of where this show can go next. At the end of every episode i am left feeling tortured for not being able to know what will happen next. I love the show and i hope that it will conitinue its rise.
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Heroes is my replacement for Lost.
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heroes. a reason. to watch. tv.
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Woot woot! I love this show! It will beat grey's anatomy!
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Heroes is by far the most entertaining and coolest show this season. I hope for my viewing pleasure that it lasts a few seasons, but as a Plot person, i hope its plot or character development doesn't go down with it.
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Heroes is the best new show this season, hands down.



Now give Studio 60 a full season order please NBC!
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I Heart Heroes!!! =)
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I wonder if the writers of Heroes have a plan for multiple seasons of the show... it's so good that I hope it will continue. What scares me is that I can see it being like Lost, a series that was written to be only one season but then converted into a multiple season show with a convoluted plot line just because of ratings. Lost wrote itself into a corner the first season and has been doing continuously worse because they didn't have a multi-season story arc ready when the show began. Plan for good fortune Heroes!
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Lost is much better than heroes, but heroes is entertaining (especially hiro).

how can you say its better then lost when there have been 4-5 episodes and 50 ones of lost?
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love it
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I am glad to see Studio 60 gaining some ground. Incredible show, its lack of success is attributable to our under educated-over stimulated populace.



After watching Studio 60, I feel more intelligent. After watching David Caruso, I feel violated.
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go heroes go!!!!!!! love it!!! (reminds me of the 4440)
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Heroes is good, I hope that more people start watching Studio 60, as well. It's a really good show and Amanda Peet is beautiful, plus they also had the very underrated Lauren Graham on the show this past 2 weeks. WATCH STUDIO 60 AFTER HEROES PEOPLE!!!! :-D
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For me heroes is the best new show out there, but not the best show this fall season, to me nothing will ever beat shows like prison break and other shows on fox and CBS(WCCO), lost is getting worse and worse each season, i don't even think its a good show, i liked season 1, but 2 started my dislike... by the way my order is really close to yours m0nkEy89, except for the studio 60 part, i watch the csi:Miami on Mondays, Wednesday has a good line up to, and Thursday, Tuesday and Friday line ups are ok.
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YEAH! Go Heroes. Lost is good but Heroes is definatly better! and hopefully Studio 60 will start to get some viewers. Monday Nights rocks!
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heroes is awesome. cant wait to see how the heroes all come together
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LOST IS THE BEST TV SHOW EVER!!!! JJ'S A GENIUES! IT'S ORIGINAL! MYSTERIOUS AND VEEEEERY SUSPENSEFUL!!!!! I LOVE IT!

LOST ROOOOCKS!!!!
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Heroes shouldn't even be compared to Lost. They are two completely different shows. The only thing they really have in common is a cliffhanger ending.That's like comparing Seinfeld to CSI. Heroes and Lost are both excellent shows. I'm very happy to see Heroes doing so well, since it's had me hooked from the very beginning.
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Yay! GO HEROES!!!
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Heroes is a good show and it is the best show of this season but it's not a breakthrough like 24 or LOST.
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heroes is better than lost.
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That's sweet... I would be a lot happier if Studio 60 would bump up the ratings though, how can people not being loving Studio 60?!
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This is great. I thought that Heroes would do well.
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Heroes relly isnt as goood as everyone thinks it is. It certainly ain't better than 24 or Lost.
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I'm so happy that Heroes is doing well and is looking to last awhile, I have a habit of wtaching and loving new shows that get canceled.
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I'm so happy Heroes is getting high ratings.

It's one of my favourite shows.
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Great news. It should also be noted that Two and a Half Men lost about a million viewers compared to last week's episode.
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