Variety reports that NBC’s Heroes delivered its best ratings to date on Monday night:
According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “Heroes” (6.2 rating/15 share in adults 18-49, 14.3 million viewers overall) was up nearly 10% week to week to log the highest regular-slot 18-49 score for a first-year drama in the past two seasons. It was up a big 55% over NBC’s non-sports average in the timeslot last season.
In related news, the Hollywood trade paper says that Jack Coleman, who plays the hit drama’s mysterious Mr. Bennet, has been made a series regular. He’ll join the series full time in its 11th episode.
Coleman plays the father of Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), the cheerleader at the center of the show’s current “Save the Cheerleader” story arc.
The actor’s character is also known as “H.R.G.” – short for “Horn Rimmed Glasses,” a strange figure who is seen kidnapping people (including Greg Grunberg’s character, Matt Parkman) and experimenting on them.