Did the return of Poison frontman Bret Michaels to "Celebrity Apprentice" dampen the ratings for the much-hyped finale of "Lost"? Perhaps.
According to TVbytheNumbers.com, "We don’t have ratings data for the final half hour of the "Lost" finale, but the overall numbers for 9-11:30pm were a 5.8 adults 18-49 rating and 13.5 million average viewers."
The show has been averaging a 5.5 rating in that demo this season. Still, it was the highest rated episode of "Lost" in at least two seasons.
According to the article, "While lacking the Internet buzz of the ‘Lost’ finale, the season finale of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ was up 48% vs. last week, scoring a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, that’s also up 10% vs. last season’s finale, and the best ratings of the three ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ finales to air on a Sunday."
Michaels had been suffering from a brain hemorrhage recently, which put his life, yet alone his future on ‘Celebrity Apprentice,’ in doubt.