The Hollywood Reporter tells us the ratings for the Premiere Extravaganza of NBC’s Heroes were – not very heroic. The season premiere episode pulled a 6.1/ 9 share for its first hour but dropped to 5.6/9 during the second hour. That marks an all-time low for the series, the first time in the show’s history it pulled in less than a 6.0.
The show may still be suffering from the after effects of a strike-shortened season that didn’t sit too well with some viewers. In the first season, Heroes was a phenomenon on par with the launch of ABC’s Lost. Characters like Hiro, “The Cheerleader” Claire Bennet and the deliciously evil Sylar became household names. Most critics and fans that actually watched the two-part premiere seemed to like it. What did you think, readers? Did you watch it? Or did NBC break your heart last year? Can Heroes get its mojo back?
Pictured: (l-r) Sendhil Ramamurthy as Mohinder Suresh, Dania Ramirez as Maya Herrera — NBC Photo: Chris Haston