Asked to comment on Heroes' recent - if not utterly incongruous and undeserved - slip in total viewers, Adrian Pasdar told during a Wednesday conference call that when it comes down to the coveted 18-to-49 demo, "We're still bringing home the bacon, and that's our responsibility."

Likening each Monday night to a film opening, he says, "We're doing $100 million worth of business every time," drawing 11 million to (at the season's highest point) 16 million viewers. That said, he maintains, "It's the demographic that holds true. If we had started to slip [in that measure], there'd be some concern, but we're still winning the 18-to-49. The demographics have held tight the entire time." Not to mention how Heroes is doing with X-ray vision- and superspeed-enabled viewers.

To read what Pasdar was at liberty to share about Heroes' "mind-blowing" May 21 season finale, click on over to the TV Guide News Report - now featuring a kicky orange banner. (No Syracuse University endorsement implied.)