Ratings: Heroes off but still tops

Heroes saved the cheerleader, so now what?

Last week's episode of the NBC sci-fi drama, which culminated the "Save the Cheerleader, Save the World" storyline, scored season-best ratings and 16 million viewers. Last night's episode eased from that high, with 15.5 million viewers and 6.7 rating/16 share in 18-49 year-olds, according to Nielsen. Still, the show was the highest-rated of the night and helped NBC to a nightly win.

ABC's Bachelor: Rome finale showed there is still life in the nine-season-old dog. The show's 4.0 rating/10 share in 18-49s and 10.3 million viewers was the best it has done all season. This season took place in the famed Italian city and featured Lorenzo Borghese, who was billed as an Italian prince and heir to a cosmetics fortune.

At 8 p.m., NBC earned a 5.2 for Deal or No Deal. Fox scored with its Prison Break fall finale, escaping with a 4.0. ABC scored a a 3.5 for Wife Swap, and CBS earned a combined 3.3 for How I Met Your Mother and The Class. The CW took a combined 1.4 for Everybody Hates Chris and All of Us.

At 9 p.m., NBC grabbed a 6.7 for Heroes, and CBS scored a combined 4.2 for Two and a Half Men and The New Adventures of Old Christine. ABC romanced a 3.7 for the first half of The Bachelor: Rome finale, and Fox took a 2.7 for a repeat of House. CW earned a combined 1.4 average for Girlfriends and The Game.

At 10 p.m., CBS and David Caruso took on all comers with a 5.6 for CSI: Miami. The second half of ABC's Bachelor finale scored a 4.3, and NBC nabbed a 3.3 for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Overall, NBC scored a 5.1 rating/12 share in 18-49 year-olds, with 13.5 million average viewers; CBS, 4.4/11, 13.4 million; ABC, 3.8/9, 9.9 million; Fox, 3.4/8, 8.4 million; The CW, 1.4/3, 3.3 million.

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I'll start by saying that i love Heroes, and Lost and would probably get into prison break as well given half the chance. I want to comment, however, on other opinions expressed here, particularly those who are unhappy with heroes because it "does not fulfill what they think it should be"! Tim Kring obviously has a vision for his (i repeat HIS..) show and i hope the network allows him to express it in his own way and time. Surely anything worthwhile ought to be savoured. And who cares what every other idiot "wants" - if you want it that much think of it/ write it yourself!
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Heroes is the new top-show and I hope it will stay that way! ;) I can't wait until its Tuesday..
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Even with small story arcs that move the story forward, Kring said he mapped out where he intends the show to go for the next five seasons.[2]

from the Wikipedia entrie on Heroes tv Show
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great!
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I Love heroes (cant wait it to come on DVD...and I hope they make lik 10 seasons) and in my opinion the next episode will be amazing and I THINK the hero who will die is.....Nikki/Jessica!!! WHy?? beacuse somehow nikki comes back and see what she has caused, and decide that its better for her family and for others peoples life to sacrifice herself!! Which is what A Hero really does!!
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hey, its Heroes every episode is tops, got my whole family watching it now!!!
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The part of the public that chooses to watch reality shows over good entertianment like Heroes needs to get a grip.
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I was very excited about this show but I'm starting to get bored with it. I guess I'm not the only one.
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I liked the backstory of Sylar, but Heroes has to start living up to the promos. He saved the cheerleader but what about the world? Next week a hero is suppose to die, lets hope its a real hero not someone we dont know or not even a hero.
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Great show
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Heroes is the best show this season! Yay for that!
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Heroes.
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Yay!
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It's too bad NBC didn't keep SURFACE, they might have had two winners.

I am getting tired of seeing "To be continued" at the end of a list of episodes, especially when we don't get the info promised during in the promos. Let's see, we waited four weeks until the payoff episode, save the cheerleader and save the world. What happened to the save the world part? Next Monday's episode is supposed to be a big as it is the last until January. I wouldn't bet on it unless the Nuclear explosion is going to be handled in it, after all the episode is called fallout. I don't like the name of the show because most of the 'gifted' ones are not heroes. Lets see, Niki is a hero because she has an evil alter-ego, her husband is a her because he broke out of jail, The nuclear radiation guy is a hero because??? Now claire is a hero as she saved a fireman. Hiro (my favorite character) is a hero as he saved a little girl from being killed by a truck. Enough ranting by me. I would love to start a discussion about goofs, or shortcomines, in the show. I do like this series but the writing is thin and there are a lot of goofs.
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Heroes is amazing last nights episode was very good at showing us on how they discovered their powers.
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Lost and prison break has really became inferior to basically all other competitors its going up against (for one thing, most anime, like avatar, are better then them). Scifi shows are the best
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Last nights episode was slow, if not dull.
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I actually really liked this episode with all the backstories and stuff..especially the whole Sylar-Gabriel arc. This show is awesome!
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love heroes
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I agree that last night's episode wasn't as great as the previous ones, but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt. I love how they worked the Japanese connection in.
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I absolutely love this show. It drives me crazy that it is on halt right now as it is picking up pace.
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The Hereos episode was weak last night, can't wait for next week
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I was busy with House and RAW yesterday.
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Heroes is so good... I already fear the day it will jump the shark.
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I'm slowly watching Heroes episodes (I'm at episode 5, halfway)...I don't think it's as good as Lost or Prison Break but I have to admit that it's very well written and has compelling characters. I'll become a fan of this show, I hope it has a bright future :D
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To NBC thank you so much for giving studio 60 a season pick up but please give it a new night and put Friday Night lights after Heroes it will be better fo both shows.
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the show is so good...now i know what a crack head feels like...lol. I can't wait to get my next fix of Heros!
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I actually watched Heroes yesterday. :p
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