Abrams did not save Star Trek...the fans did... Anybody who tells you differently is trying to sell you something.
Oh, this reminds me so much of the crap that Star Wars fans said when Episode 1 came out. "Lucas didn't make Star Wars. The fans did."
The fans WATCH Star Wars or Star Trek, and then the studio determines if the product is popular and worth continuing. Then they may take feedback from viewers, etc. But it's the guys MAKING the show who MAKE the show.
Same thing here. What saved Trek is that Paramount made a new movie, and people in general
liked it. Not just the fans.