Ratings: 'Bachelor' and CBS comedies fly high, 'Heroes' season finale crashes

ABC’s The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love once again rose in its ratings from the previous week, according to preliminary overnight ratings. The dating reality hit scored 12.3 million viewers, an increase of 600k from the week before. Meanwhile, CBS’ Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory both delivered huge numbers with 17.6 and 16.2 million, respectively. Meanwhile, NBC’s Heroes aired its season finale with a very weak 4.4 million, a sign that the once popular series may not see another season.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8pm House (Fox)
The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love (ABC)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
Chuck (NBC)
One Tree Hill (The CW)
8:30pm Accidentally on Purpose (CBS) 9.2
9pm Two and a Half Men (CBS)
24 (Fox)
Heroes (NBC)
Life Unexpected (The CW)
9:30pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 16.2
10pm CSI: Miami (CBS)
Castle (ABC)
The Jay Leno Show (NBC)

Source: Nielsen

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  • Stewie

    Heroes – talk about going out with a whimper! That episode last night was a real snoozefest.

    What a disappointment this show turned out to be after its first season.

  • LostinDharma101

    That is too bad about Heroes, speaking as a fan who loves this show, I don’t think they ever really kept the brilliant stories coming like we saw in season 1 which is a shame. Yeah a 5th season is doubtful now, but props to One Tree Hill still doing good and beat out Lux. Two and A Half Men, the show rocks!!!!

  • Dana

    Heroes still did better than Leno.

    • Wil

      Dana you just made me LOL so hard. It’s true! Even as Heroes fails, it doesn’t fail as hard as Leno!

  • Victor Eloy

    HEROES was the best in its first season, but then writers and producers screwed what was a great concept by becoming a teenager stuff…..I really hope this is its final season. with those numbers it gotta be axed just like Ugly Betty, sorry for the cast, they their time is over, HASTA NUNCA HEROES.

    I dont know why two and a half men is so watched, it’s a nice comedy but it’s not that big deal. I love Charlie’s character mom thoguh, she is terrific!

  • Iakovos

    NBC needs to rebuild. Part of that is letting go of the promises it failed to keep. HEROES is one of those. Quality is the result of nurturing. NBC does not nurture.

  • Rose-colored glasses

    The Bachelor keeps coming up smelling like a rose. I predict 20 million for the Bachelor Finale. Meanwhile, NBC gets skunked again with hourly ratings of 6.7, 4.4, and 4.3. Wow, stink, stank, and stunk!

  • lynn

    I find it so sad that a reality show still beats Chuck. Seriously?! How can people possible care about such fake relationships?! Oh, well, BTW, loved the “Superman” reference on Chuck last night. Those of you watching will understand!

    • NCIS Fan

      I loved Chuck and got the Superman reference. I just don’t get why Chuch gets such low ratings………it’s such a great show.

  • Life UneXpected

    Life UneXpected is a very good show. I hope it gets more ratings

  • lmr

    Very disappointed about heroes not being continued. Not all episodes of all programs are top rated, or even worth watching. But after you follow a program and than they just cancell it. WELL! Why did I allow myself to get suckered into watching just to be disappointed once again. There needs to be closure in these stores. At least put a 2 hour show back on and wrap it up. Reality TV is horrible. Too many crime stores. Can’t anyone come up with some good shows that are not morbid, killing, sex, bad language etc.
    I am at the point to where I would rather rent a movie or not watch television at all.
    THe foodnetwork, TLC and HGTV are becoming my favorite. at least I am learning something.

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