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Television shows on DVD may peter out after the first few seasons, but not "Lost."

The celebrated TV show's sixth and final season debuted as the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray Disc release the week ending Aug. 29, despite a price tag three times higher than the average new movie.

On the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart, "Lost: The Complete Sixth Season," from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, snatched the top spot from another Disney release, the Miley Cyrus film "The Last Song," which slipped to No. 3 its sophomore week.

Sony Pictures' "The Back-Up Plan," a romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez that grossed $37.5 million in theaters, debuted at No. 2, selling 75% as many units as "Lost."

"Lost" also debuted at No. 1 on Nielsen VideoScan's dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart, with the newly issued "Lost: The Complete Series" bowing at No. 2, despite a suggested retail price of $279.99.

But then again, Blu-ray Disc and "Lost" seem made for each other, with 20% of all "Lost" season sets sold last week in the high-definition format.

On Home Media Magazine's rental chart for the week, "The Back-Up Plan" debuted at No. 1, bumping 20th Century Fox's "Date Night" to No. 2.

"Lost" wasn't the only TV release to score big with consumers. Paramount Home Entertainment's "NCIS: The Seventh Season" debuted at No. 4 on First Alert, while 20th Century Fox's "The Simpsons: Season 13" bowed at No. 7.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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