It looks like everybody is in agreement, Heroes is the hottest new show this fall. Bringing comicbook lore to the characters, NBC has been able to increase viewership from week to week. After doing a first by matching its premiere viewership in week three, Heroes has now had its best ratings to date.
Heroes Continues to Fly
Let me start by saying how relieved I was last night by seeing NBC make us believe a man can fly. Nathan Petrelli's (Adrian Pasdar) take off and landing both looked legit; they even got him to skid out on bare feet!
Are you excited? Well, Hiro (Masi Oka) most certainly was; he even partially befriended the character into giving him a ride back to the strip.
According to Variety, NBC's Heroes had its biggest night yet last night with Episode 5: Hiro's.
Early October, Heroes' reported ratings were 5.9/14 in 18-49, 13.3 million viewers overall. According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, Heroes (6.2 rating/15 share in adults 18-49, 14.3 million viewers overall) was up nearly 10% week to week to log the highest regular-slot 18-49 score for a first-year drama in the past two seasons.
The show is up a big 55% over NBC's non-sports average in the timeslot last season.
As long as NBC continues to get these 'heroes' closer together and not lose track of the story, they can expect their audience to remain strong and continue to grow. The twist with the arrival of Hiro-from-the-future was the best yet. Can they outdo themselves again?