In the recent poll in which I asked readers if they would be watching the series finale of Lost, almost 60% of you said "no". Although my viewership (or lack thereof) of Lost since 2004 has been documented here previously, I still watched the series finale. The two-hour retrospective leading up the finale did help fill in a lot of holes for me. As for the finale itself, I felt it was satisfying. No doubt my reaction would have been different (either better or worse) if I had remained a loyal viewer for the entire run of the show.
According to Nielsen, the two-and-a-half hour finale of Lost averaged 13.5 million viewers. Not bad, but nowhere near the ratings of such finales as The Fugitive, M*A*S*H, and Seinfeld. I think that's partly because of the serialized nature of Lost and because it had stiff competition last night (The season finale of Celebrity Apprentice and Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals). It would be interesting to know the number of those who DVR'd the Lost finale instead of watching it "live".
Here are the final poll results:
Will you be watching the series finale of Lost? No- 57 % Yes- 40% Maybe- 2%
Thanks to all who took part. The next poll will be up later today.
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