Heroes' ratings have been dropping all season, and after its winter return last night, it's looking more and more likely this season could be Heroes' last.
Back in its heyday, Season 1 averaged around 16 million viewers, and it has only dropped since, starting Season 4 this fall with 6.1 million (more), then ending its fall chapter with 5.9 million (more).
The slow but sure drop was reason enough to believe Heroes was dropping into its cancellation, but now with its 2010 winter return last night only bringing in 4.9 million according to EW's Ratings Report, I'd say it's official that this one is on the edge of cancellation.
I'll admit I'm also hoping it is the end considering I found the big hyped 2-hour return last night really hard to get through, and even the usually redeeming Sylar storyline was not that thrilling. It seems the show is just going in circles trying to figure out how to redeem itself to viewers instead of focusing on telling the story they'd laid out to tell.
So with those ratings and the way this season is going, my vote is to find a decent conclusion and end it this year.
What's your vote? Are you part of that million who have just stopped watching? Are you still hoping for the show to find its way and get stronger, or are you like me - still watching, but ready to wrap it up?