'The Hero' Draws More Than 1.5 Million Viewers for 8PM Premiere

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June 7th, 2013

The Hero

via press release:


TNT's exciting new competition series The Hero, starring Dwayne Johnson, got off to a strong start Thursday night, drawing more than 2.1 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery for its 8 p.m. premiere and 10 p.m. encore. In the demos, the premiere and encore garnered more than 1.1 million adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.


The Hero's 8 p.m. premiere averaged more than 1.5 million viewers to rank as one of basic cable's Top 10 unscripted series launches so far this year. Among key adult demos, the premiere telecast scored 855,000 adults 18-49, up a remarkable +94% over TNT's year-to-date average for the timeslot (excluding sports). It also garnered 832,000 adults 25-54, outperforming TNT's timeslot average by +45%. With a projected median age of 39, the audience for The Hero's premiere telecast is TNT's youngest ever for an original series launch.


  • Jake B

    I don’t watch a lot of reality tv/game shows but this one was very good . Can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings.

  • Recollected

    No mention of Graceland’s premiere?

  • Holly


    This is a press release from TNT. Why would they mention a show on a different network?

  • peter

    Weak. It’s about as much as Castle repeats and it will probably go down next week.

  • DonJ1973

    Not a bad start. Obviously got some help with Dwayne Johnson as host and mentor. I did watch last night. Didn’t like a lot of the contestants, but the concept has me interested enough to continue watching.

  • silvit


    No, it’s much better. It translates into a 0.7 18-49 and no matter what TNT says when its more expensive originals does only slightly better, the demo it’s all it matters, as seen by this press release. ;-)

  • The End

    The Great Escape premiered higher than this and was canceled after one season on TNT.

  • scott

    and no word about 72 Hours which I liked better

  • columbo

    Why premiere The Hero opposite the NBA finals? That makes no sense to me.

  • scifi

    Failing Skies will own it.

  • roly

    Sorry Dwayne————cancelation for sure

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