DarkUFO - Lost

Thanks to b3rt4 for the heads up. We'll post the ABC final ratings when they are released, for now here are the early ratings.

Source: TV by the Numbers

And here are ABC's spin on the numbers.

Wednesday Night (8:00-11:00 p.m.)
ABC earned second place on Wednesday among Adults 18-34 (2.6/7) to an "American Idol"-driven Fox, beating CBS by 44% (1.8/5) and NBC by 100% (1.3/4). The Net also finished No. 2 to Fox on the evening in Men 18-49 (2.5/7), Men 18-34 (2.7/8) and Women 18-34 (2.4/6).

* Although it faced stiffer demographic competition year to year from a 2-hour edition of Fox's "American Idol," versus an "Idol"/"Moment of Truth" combo a year ago, ABC's Wednesday results were up from the same night last year (2/13/08) by 8% in Adults 18-49 (2.6/7 vs. 2.4/6) and by 18% in Adults 18-34 (2.6/7 vs. 2.2/5). In fact it is ABC's 4th straight week to deliver year-to-year Wednesday gains among young adults, up on each week since the season premiere of "Lost."

* ABC was up week to week in both Adults 18-34 and Men 18-34, posting its best numbers in 3 weeks - since the season opener of "Lost" on 1/21/09.

"Lost" (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Despite going up against the second hour of an extended 2-hour installment of "American Idol," self-starter "Lost" shot up from its lead-in by 5.4 million viewers (9.8 million vs. 4.4 million) and by 175% in young adults (4.4/10 vs. 1.6/4) and built its audience from start to finish. "Lost" registered as Wednesday's No. 1 scripted TV show for the 4th week in a row among Adults 18-49. In its hour,
"Lost" beat out its CBS drama competition ("Criminal Minds") by 33% in Adults 18-49 (4.4/10 vs. 3.3/8) and by 132% in Adults 18-34 (4.4/11 vs. 1.9/5). The ABC drama was also the night's highest-rated scripted series with Adults 18-34 for the 3rd consecutive week.

* "Lost" matched its highest-rated telecast in nearly a year with Men 18-34 (4.5/12) - since 2/28/08.

Please Note: Based on the first round of DVR data for the show this season released earlier this week, "Lost" saw its overall audience grow by 1.9 million viewers and jump 18% in Adults 18-49 (+0.9) from its first-reported Live + Same Day and finalized Live + 7 Day numbers, making it one of the most-recorded and played back shows on TV.

Source: ABC

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