Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fans Fleeing "Heroes" And "Chuck".

It seems like the true villians of "Heroes: Villians", which is volume three in the series, are the fans of the show, as the latest Nielsen reports showing the show continuing to slip in the ratings.  They are a fickle bunch to say the least.

"Chuck", which precedes "Heroes", and was recently picked up for a full season, has also seen it's ratings tank.  The drop in viewers has continued for the last three weeks. 

NBC's "Chuck" (2.2/6 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall) and "Heroes" (3.9/9 in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall) continue to look sluggish kicking off the night, with the former falling behind Fox's"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2.3/6 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall), which improved vs. last week.

That compares with ABC's, "Dancing With the Stars" (4.4/11 in 18-49, 18.8 million viewers overall), "The Big Bang Theory" (3.6 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall) and "How I Met Your Mother" (4.0/10 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall).

This can't bode well for the premiere of NBC's Christian Slater show "My Own Worst Enemy", if it turns out that "Chuck" and "Heroes" are week lead ins.  On the other hand, if this show turns out to be strong, it may help improve the ratings for these shows.

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