Lost losing fans

LostThe once highly popular TV series Lost lost a number of fans when producers pulled the show off the air for a three-month period. Prior to November, when the show did its publicized disappearing act, it was getting 15.1 million viewers per week. Currently, it’s receiving 11.9 million—a 21 percent drop. NBC’s Heroes, which started out strong with 18 percent of the audience, fell from 14.7 million to 12 million. CBS’s Jericho fell 21 percent—from 9.6 million viewers to 7.6 million.

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  1. Tamara L Meyer • May 4, 2007 @ 12:11 PM

    Even though I didn’t watch the show every week, I LOVED it!!!

  2. Jo Chu-Fook • May 4, 2007 @ 1:20 PM

    I think Lost is just losing me in the storyline. Face it…I think the writers are LOST! Cause I can’t even remember all the puzzles they threw at us.

  3. Rachel • May 4, 2007 @ 2:18 PM

    They lost me when they took that really long break between November-February. I jsut couldn’t get back into it and didn’t care anymore. they had my hooked and blew it.

  4. Edwina Donovan • May 4, 2007 @ 3:08 PM

    I faithfully watch LOST every Wednesday, I love every episode and look forward to the next week. I will always be thier #1 fan lol

  5. Aj • May 4, 2007 @ 5:58 PM

    Lost is an appropriate name for this program now, they sure lost me when they took that very long break. Also the storylines are just confusing – too much jumping around from past to present and from one character to another. Too many new, unnessary and unexplained characters as well.

    I loved the first and second season, now I couldn’t care less about watching it.

  6. daryl • May 4, 2007 @ 5:59 PM

    to whoever,

    This is an absolutely terrible redesign for this website. I used to use this site all the time to check showtimes. Now the homepage does not even have a proper nav bar at the top to get to that option. I had to root around to finally find it. Moreover, I do not give a shit about celebrity gossip. It is a vapid waste of time and there are thousands of other sources for it so why create another one? I’m leaving this comment here because it’s the only place I could find to express this view (I notice that there’s no option to address the webmaster or leave feedback in this new incarnation either).

    Bring back the old, simple Check Showtimes option please. Otherwise you’ve just lost a regular visitor (and many others too, I’m sure).

    D

  7. Dee • May 4, 2007 @ 7:12 PM

    My husband and I totally agree with all of #5’s comments (Aj).

  8. Rebbekka • May 4, 2007 @ 7:26 PM

    Lost fans lost: I started watching Season One six weeks ago and got so ‘hooked’ on the show that I’m up to the current episode. If a three month hiatus is too long to wait for a show fans enjoy, then every show would be canceled after the summer season. Changing the time slot probably had more to do with the decrease in viewers than the lapse in new episodes.

    Daryl, #6 comment: Show times are on the front page, left side area of the screen, under the TRIBUTE name and Search box. Easy to find unless you are visually-impaired and not using a screen reader.
    The Contact Us link is on every page in the top right side area of the screen, next to the text size changer links.
    Are you the kind of person who can’t find something in the fridge if it’s put on a different shelf? Changes can be hard when you are accustom to something, but these changes haven’t been impossible to figure out in less than a 60 second period.

  9. Rob • May 4, 2007 @ 8:03 PM

    It’s still a great show. It’s just one of those shows that’s difficult to watch if you miss an episode. People give up on shows too easily, and that includes the networks. I know a ton of people who are now content to just watch it on DVD, so networks have to remember that as well before they hastily cancel series’.

  10. IB • May 5, 2007 @ 12:44 AM

    Loved Lost the first 2 seasons, and was greatly looking forward to the third. But 3 shows in the fall then a 3 month break??? And have it on the same time, as some other channels popular shows is just dumb!
    The story is complicated enough without you showing some then taking a break! Especially that long, you almost lost me. But I do hang in there for now!

  11. AR • May 5, 2007 @ 7:43 AM

    I’m still watching Lost, however, I don’t like the way they have these big gaps in between shows. It’s not just Lost. It’s all the shows. They show 3 or 4 episodes and then don’t show any for a month and then show reruns and then show new ones. It’s rediculous. I stop watching because I think they are in reruns and realize they have started showing new ones again. Then I don’t know what’s going on so can’t be bothered to watch anymore. I wish they would go back to the format of old where you got a new episode every week from Sept to May and then reruns all summer. Life was so much easier then.

  12. laughing out loud • May 6, 2007 @ 7:42 AM

    Hey # 6 get a clue just because one mouthy idiot posts a blog doesnt mean it will affect anything.And yes i get the irony i too am posting a mouthy blog.Your the reason the internet is filled with crap.

  13. flyingraven • May 6, 2007 @ 9:30 AM

    They have lost my husband and I because they had to many damn re-runs and the story line has gone nowhere in the three years running. Nobody knows what the story line is anymore. Shame … it started off good … but then it just fell through the cracks.

  14. Dylan • May 6, 2007 @ 4:48 PM

    #6 is filled with shit and must be blind. Lost is still the best series on Tv even if they did have a stupid three month break.

  15. LostLover • May 6, 2007 @ 6:35 PM

    LOST is one of the best shows ever. I don’t know why a three month break would upset so many people and make them stop watching the show…it happens in all the shows. And the new characters and complicated plots are part of the show, so if you don’t like it, too bad. Its hard to follow if you miss an episode, but thats why they put plot summaries on their website.

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