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‘Lost’ Wins Night With Lowest-Rated Finale to Date

May 30, 2008 10:43 AM

LostTying its most recent original episode from two weeks ago, the two-hour fourth-season finale of “Lost” chalked up its lowest-rated season-ender to date Thursday.

“Lost” pulled in a 4.9 rating/13 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen research. Last night’s “Lost” dipped 30% from last week’s “Grey’s Anatomy” two-hour finale in the same slot. But the “Grey’s” finale was its lowest-rated finale also.

Airing eight days after the official end of the television season, Thursday’s “Lost” finale is the latest into May the capper has aired. Last year’s finale ran on Wednesday, May 23.

However, the show does tend to rebound slightly in the Live+7 Nielsen numbers, which factor in DVR views.

ABC captured the night with the finale, pulling in a 4.0/11.

Fox’s (3.6/11) “So You Think You Can Dance?” continues to hold steady, jumping up a tick from last week’s start to land at a 3.6/11.

CBS (1.9/6) placed third with a hodgepodge of repeats. NBC’s (1.7/5) “Last Comic Standing” dipped 25% from last week’s season premiere to land at a 1.8/5. It’s the program’s worst showing so far.

The CW (0.6/2) placed fifth with repeats.

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Comments (5)

Probably not the best choice of pictures to include with the story for the stake of those who recorded the show and haven't watched it yet

Of course I meant "sake" and not "stake."

Andrew:

That could be any bald character from "Lost" that looks like John Locke. Completely ambiguous.

j:

you're an idiot, that is clearly jon locke. way to go, internet.

Andrew:

WHAT? That's John Locke? I thought it was Claire with a bald cap on. Consider my mind blown.

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