Here are the Nielsen ratings for the last episode of Lost:
503 – Because You Left
11.07 million viewers
4.8/11 18-49 viewers
I still believe that the viewership should be closer to 15 million than 10 million, but I admit that this 11.07 number is a good sign. Almost all the people who watched the premiere came back this week. That’s moderately unusual for Lost (see old ratings). After hearing from some of my less young friends and relatives it seemed like the sci-fi portion of the show kinda scared and confused them. Honestly I would expect that the average Lost viewer would be confounded by the last few episodes. That doesn’t reflect badly on you or me though. As a blogger and someone who reads blogs I don’t count myself as an average Lost viewer. I believe that we make up a very vocal minority.I agree with Darlton’s outlook on this season, it’s risky. But if they can keep this up then I think I can stop worrying so much about the ratings.