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NBC Unhappy With Sagging 'Heroes' Ratings; Fires Producers

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November 2nd, 2008

Variety reports:

Big shakeup on the staff of NBC's "Heroes" came down on Sunday with the axing of co-exec producers Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb.

Both scribe-producers had been with the show since its first season and were known to have led the day-to-day production operation under the direction of creator/exec producer Tim Kring. - Read the rest on Variety

The story goes on to say that the Peacock brass wasn't happy with the creative direction of the show. It's nice to hear that they are taking fan feedback to heart, though we're pretty sure that it wouldn't care if the ratings hadn't turned south. NBC claims it doesn't worry about ratings, only margins. But in most cases ratings and margins are correlated, especially when (according to Variety) there are budget overruns and each episode is budgeted at a hefty four million dollars to produce.

Despite the ratings downturn, Heroes still has been one of NBC's best performers among 18-49 year olds.

 
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