LOST Finale Draws 600,000 Viewers in the UK, 400,000 in SpainCuatro, Season 6, Sky One, Sky One Ratings View Comments
Via The Guardian:
More than 600,000 fans braved an early morning start yesterday, Monday 24 May, to watch the finale of Lost at 5am on Sky1 – more than have been watching the show in its regular Friday 9pm slot in recent weeks.
Lost had a five-minute peak audience of 854,000 viewers, with an average of 635,000 between 5am and 7.15am.
The finale, entitled The End, was scheduled to run until 7.30am, but the broadcast – beamed in live from the US as Sky1 simulcast the show’s conclusion with US network ABC’s west coast transmission – actually ended 15 minutes early. Sky1 was one of seven non-US broadcasters that simulcast The End late on Sunday and yesterday.
Between 6am and 6.30am the Lost finale, the climax of 121 often baffling episodes, had a bigger audience than BBC breakfast and ITV1′s GMTV.
In the past month Lost, which normally airs on Sky1 at 9pm on Friday, has attract between 500,000 and 575,000 viewers.
In the US the final episode drew 13 million viewers on ABC on Sunday at 9pm, the highest ratings for the show for two years, although some observers thought that such a high-profile finale would draw bigger numbers.
The first half of “The End” drew 396.000 viewers (39,6% share) on CUATRO, while the second half averaged 408,000 viewers (25,7% share).
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