Ratings: Heroes turns up the Lights

Heroes stormed the schedule last night, flying even higher than it has previously and giving Friday Night Lights a boost. The Tuesday-night football drama was put into Monday's post- Heroes berth for a special one-time showing.

Heroes was watched by 14.7 million viewers, up from last week's 14.3 million. In the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, Heroes scored a 6.3 rating, up from last week's 6.1.

Friday Night Lights was seen by 8.3 million viewers, better than last Tuesday's 6.3 million. It was also better than the usual inhabitant of the 10 p.m. spot, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, which has been sliding fast and was seen by 7.7 million last week.

Even with the improvement, Lights was trounced by a CSI: Miami repeat in the 10 p.m. slot, with 14.2 million viewers. Lights came in second in the time period, rather than third, which is the spot Studio 60 has been occupying regularly.

The CW had the best ratings for a Monday night this season, proving that its decision to swap Sunday and Monday lineups was a good one.

At 8 p.m., NBC led with Deal or No Deal at a 4.8 in 18- to 49-year-olds, followed by Fox's Prison Break at 3.6. CBS scored a 2.7 for reruns of How I Met Your Mother and The Class, and ABC earned a 2.6 for Wife Swap. CW won a 1.4 for Everybody Hates Chris and All of Us.

At 9 p.m., NBC continued to be top dog with Heroes at a 6.4. CBS followed with reruns of Two and a Half Men and The New Adventures of Old Christine at a 3.7. ABC's The Bachelor: Rome scored a 3.2. Fox and Justice came in with a 2.1, and the CW earned a 1.4 with Girlfriends and The Game.

At 10 p.m., CBS took the lead a 4.4 for CSI: Miami, followed by NBC and Lights at 3.5. ABC's What About Brian scored a 2.9.

Overall, NBC earned an average 4.9 rating/13 share, with 13.3 million viewers; CBS snared 3.6/9, 11.4 million; ABC scored 2.9/7, 7.1 million; Fox snagged 2.8/7, 7.7 million; and the CW nabbed 1.4/3, 3.2 million.

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Heroes- good story, bad acting.
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This has got to be my favorite primetime show...
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Does anyone know why this latest episode isn't on itunes yet?
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YAY HEROES!
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I agree with Minimax34 ABC needs help on Monday nights. I do apologize for the fans of Heroes I didn't think it would last, and it looks like it will although I still FNL is doomed. Best of luck with Heroes NBC it looks like you struck gold with this one. Best new show NBC has brought out in a long time!! Go CSI: Miami!!
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Redthor- Studio 60 has run against CSI repeats and lost too!



However, Heroes, Studio 60, and FNL are definitely my 3 favorite new shows. I think that NBC should take their powerhouse Heroes and deflate CSI! which is just a formulaic derivative show. I'm fine with moving FNL to monday, and would follow studio 60 barring it conflicting with Veronica Mars. Come on NBC, you've got good shows and eventually will make a comeback, just dont' give up!
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I never thought I'd be calling NBC the most exciting network on Television, but here I am saying it.
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wouldnt count on nbc realising miami was a repeat. moving studio60 wouldnt be too bad, but hopefully they won't cancel it, taking this as an indicator that studio60 is at fault or something

when i first heard of the 'special airing' i thought these were possibly better matches, not for me, i mean i like heroes and studio 60, and not friday night lights, but in general terms

what was it jordan said to the u.n. tv show creator, its up to the network to find the audience, and you'd assume that also means not giving up on the show while they're trying to find it
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Heroes is great!
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I love Heroes. This is awesome!
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What's the big news. Friday Night Lights was beaten by a repeat of CSI: Miami. Studio 60's rating would have gone up if it has been run against a repeat of CSI: Miami, (and it still would have lost to CSI: Miami).
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Alright Heroes, Friday Night Lights, and Studio 60 are all great shows. Hopefully the latter two make a full season.
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...Even with the improvement, Lights was trounced by a CSI: Miami repeat in the 10 p.m. slot, with 14.2 million viewers... In other words, it faced a rerun and still lost. It's not the show (Studio 60), it's the 10pm time slot on Monday.
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Don't cancel Studio 60!
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awesome, i love heroes and fnl
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Why not keep Friday Night Lights on Monday then and move Studio 60 to FNL's time slot? It may fair better there.



Either way, I'll still watch both and hope NBC keeps them around for a full season each.
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I wonder if anyone took into consideration that the ratings were up in the 10pm slot because the latest episode of Studio 60 was really good (and better then those previous). I still haven't seen Friday Night Lights... but I do want to give it a chance.
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Frank you cared enough about ratings to click the link & post rofl
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i'm so glad heroes is doing so well, my favorite new show this season
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i don't really care about ratings, so it get bad ratings, if i like the show, i will watch it.
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Ya heroes
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Still disappointed about Invasion series not completing the rest of its story - leaving the fans up in the air? Really enjoying Heroes -

Favourites this season (so far) - Lost, CSI Investigations, Boston Legal, ER, Heroes and of course Survivor Series. Signed - Toronto Ontario Fan
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Could they have found a new home for Friday Night Lights? Seems odd though to put a family-oriented drama on at 10pm.
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Is it just me or has checking the rating for shows become sort of like checking the results of a horse-race? When will sports books start taking bets on these things?? ;-)
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