Heroes Cancellation Buzz: Viewers abandon Heroes in droves. Can it be saved? - Featured

Oh, Heroes, it's been nice to know you!



Despite talk that NBC is considering bringing Heroes back for a fifth season, it's not looking good! Apparently few people wanted to see Hiro battle his brain tumor, Sylar kiss Claire or Samuel try to woo the woman of his past in Monday's episode, "Pass/Fail," which hit a series low in the ratings.


The show's ratings had been dropping gradually since the season premiered last September with about 6 million viewers, and there was a noticeable drop when new episodes began airing this year: under 5 million. But Monday's episode completely tanked and drew in fewer than 4 million viewers. That's a drop of about 2 million viewers since the season began, and 2 million more viewers than Heroes can afford to lose.


Just over a week ago we reported that NBC executive Angela Bromstad said that NBC was considering keeping Heroes for another season and was expecting a pitch from creator Tim Kring about a fifth season before making any decisions. But the falling ratings call into question the show's chances for getting a pickup.


Why exactly have a third of viewers abandoned Heroes this season? (Loss of interest? Sylar not being himself, literally? Killing off Nathan for real? Claire kissing a girl? Hiro's brain tumor? Or maybe the viewers were kidnapped by aliens?)


And consider this: Heroes was a hit in its first season, averaging 14 million viewers. Now the series has an average viewership of 3.93 million.


With just three episodes to go before Heroes' season finale, "Brave New Year," on Feb. 8, fans had better start rallying if they hope to see another season.


Meanwhile, NBC's delightful Chuck is doing fairly well, averaging about 7 million viewers so far, and there's reason to be hopeful for the show's future. (Heroes airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.)


Do you think Heroes can be saved? Should it be?


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scifiwire.com: Viewers abandon Heroes in droves: Can it be saved?

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Jan 22, 2010 3:53PM EST

Save Heroes, that article just shows that 15 million people don't have an immagination, which was something we all knew anyways

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Jan 22, 2010 4:18PM EST

no way. Heroes started out so good. I loved it and defended it even when it started to go downhill. I figured it had to get through some boring stuff to get a good plot started. I kept waiting and it never got good again. I gave up and stopped watching after a few episodes this season. Heroes, it's been fun but it's time for you to disappear.

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Jan 22, 2010 4:44PM EST

Season 4 has been so bad. It's the reason I stopped watching, it's just ridiculous now. This show used to be good and I even thought season 3 was not that bad, but this season has been boring and just horrible

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Jan 22, 2010 5:22PM EST

no. don't save heroes. it's just not as good as it used to be. It should be axed at the end of the season.This new season has just been a complete bore compared to other tv shows, or even compared to previous seasons.
AXE HEROESAXE HEROES

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Jan 22, 2010 7:42PM EST

chuck is on NBC mondays at 8, heroes is on at 9.
i love chuck! it seems to be doing well!!! yay!!!
i stopped watching heroes after the first season.the plots just were good...but it didnt get any better.

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Jan 22, 2010 11:57PM EST

if they cancel heroes i will kill my self :S

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Jan 23, 2010 7:42PM EST

heroes has not been following the story line since season2.....each season is a different plot and it seem to get less interesting every time.....if u can find that spark u had with season 1 and 2 and re-due it u can get ur loyal fans back.....but this season is horrible its taking 4ever and a day to get to the point and the only reason i keep watching it is cause of routine and i been watching it from day one....i still have some hope it will get better!

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Jan 24, 2010 4:03PM EST

If they want to save heroes this is what they have to do:
Kill of hiro.. its just not fun anymore " i have to save the world" blah blah
Do something with claire let her go bad and go away with sylar ( and drop the lesbian thing its just sad to watch )
Give peter his sponge powers back and actually give him a storyline not wondering about doing nothing.
Its that simple if they follow that they will get viewers back

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Jan 24, 2010 9:34PM EST

I agree with cjnovo15, peter needs his power back. Its so boring watching him basically do nothing every episode when back in season 1 and 2 he was the most interesting character! It seems like nothing is ever going to happen with any of the characters.
To fix the show they need to make Peter the star again and add in new interesting characters, which is why the show is so boring now. In the first season they would introduce new characters all the time and show off their ability. Now, they just have the weirdo cult people in the carnival and only showcase a few of the abilities (which in my opinion most of them are lame).
Lastly, the characters need to do something with their powers. It seems like Heroes when from a show about people AND THEIR POWERS, to a show about people who just happen to have powers. The emphasis has changed to the actual people instead of concentrating on their powers.
And lastly ..stop making so many super speed people, what are they up to like 3 now??? Come up with something new idea's or this show is done!

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Jan 24, 2010 10:43PM EST

Though I really like Robert Knepper, Hayden and Zachery, their storylines are extremely dull this season. The carnival plot is going nowhere, what the hell was Kring thinking? The show was great when it was about good versus evil and everyone knew themselves. But now, they all seem lost, like the direction this show is going.
Hiro and his lame stories are so bad, I don't want to watch anymore.

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Jan 25, 2010 5:36AM EST

I dont really care what they do with Hiro but they have to keep him to keep a "Multi-cultural" cast. If you go back to the begining in the Heroes Unmasked (Heroes behind the scenes) in season one they wanted to show that the random ability giving was happening to people all around the world. Now we are just left with Hiro, Ando and Suresh not too worldwide anymore
If anything to save Heroes I think they would have to get rid of claire because she isnt central to the real plot (although thats all they try to make her be) and she always thinks of a way to be stupidSeason 1 - Lets show my best friend my powers twice (can be excused)Season 2 - Lets use my powers even though I am now in witness protectionSeason 3 - Lets try and save people by going directly against my fathers wishes and not knowing exactly how to do it also lets start training with my natural mother then give upSeason 4 Lets jump out the window on campus not checking if there is anyone around
Sylar needs to be Sylar he was an forever will be the best bad guy the series has ever had. Just being evil with no motive at all killing whoever he doesnt need as soon as it suits him

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Feb 3, 2010 11:46AM EST

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......that's my opinion and have tuned out!

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