There was a predictable drop-off in live viewers, but the good news is it was hardly a mass exodus that signaled people didn’t “get it.”
Lost nabbed an impressive 8.8/13 share with around 15 million total viewers based on fast numbers, making it the winner for the 9pm slot again. It was ABC’s game in demographics, with the withering reality mainstay Survivor helping CBS stay in the game for total viewers.
A repeat of Lost at 8pm came in fourth.
Retaining nearly all of its big week-earlier season premiere audience among Total Viewers (94%) and Adults 18-49 (96%), ABC’s “Lost” jumped from its lead-in to dominate its new Thursday 9 o’clock time period for the second week in a row. In its time period, the ABC drama outpaced its closest competitors by 3.2 million viewers (15.1 million vs. 11.9 million – CBS) and by 100% in Adults 18-49 (6.4/16 vs. 3.2/8 – NBC).
“Lost” held on to nearly all of its season premiere audience from the prior week in Total Viewers (94% – 15.1 million vs. 16.1 million) and Adults 18-49 (96% – 6.4/16 vs. 6.7/17), while growing from its season opener among Adults 18-34 (6.1/16 vs. 6.0/17) and Women 18-34 (6.7/17 vs. 6.3/17).