Heroes was supposed to boost NBC's high-concept new sci-fi shows Chuck and Journeyman. Instead, the two new shows may be dragging Heroes down. All three shows saw double-digit declines in overnight ratings, and Heroes had a season low. NBC came in third for the night, although Heroes still came in first. Says Medialife:

Media buyers had pegged "Journeyman" as one of the season's early casualties, saying it was too confusing. "Heroes" saw its 18-49 audience decline steadily at the end of last season, while comedy "Chuck," though receiving excellent reviews, is competing with sitcom lineups on CBS and CW.

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Journeyman definitely has the look of a show that's eating itself. Although if you tell people it's about a guy who's stuck in a love triangle between his wife and his dead, time-traveler girlfriend (pictured above), it suddenly sounds a lot cooler.

NBC's Monday Night Lineup Takes Another Hit [Medialife Magazine]