Locke searches for help to further his cause on Tuesday’s LOST. Also ratings recap as LOST continues to grow stronger and stronger as fans are glued to the screen.
“The Substitute” – Locke goes in search of help to further his cause, on “Lost,” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Lost” stars Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Michael Emerson as Ben, Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Ken Leung as Miles, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Terry O’Quinn as Locke and Zuleikha Robinson as Ilana.
Ratings review for last Tuesday: Shooting Up From its Lead-in and Building Throughout its Telecast, “Lost” Wins at 9pm and is Tuesday’s No. 1 Scripted Show in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Straight Week
“Lost” is Up Substantially Over its Performance on the Same Week Last Year
And Delivers Dramatic Year-to-Year Improvement for ABC in the Time Slot .
On Tuesday with a “Lost” replay, “Lost” and “the forgotten,” ABC was up over the same night last year (2/10/09) by 3.0 million viewers (7.3 vs. 4.3 million) and by 71% in Adults 18-49 (2.9/7 vs. 1.7/4).
“Lost” (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
Despite facing stiff, established time-period competition on CBS (“NCIS: LA”) and NBC (“Biggest Loser”), as well as Fox’s “American Idol”-inflated series debut of “Past Life,” ABC self-starter “Lost” shot up from its lead-in by 6.1 million viewers (11.0 vs. 4.9 million) and by 188% in young adults (4.9/12 vs. 1.7/4) and built its audience from start to finish (+4% in viewers/+6% in young adults). “Lost” dominated the 9 o’clock hour for its 2nd straight telecast in the key young Adult sales demo, defeating its nearest competitors by 23% (CBS and NBC tied at 4.0/10) and fourth-place Fox by 58% (3.1/8).
On its new night, “Lost” qualified as Tuesday’s No. 1 scripted TV show for the 2nd week in a row in Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and across key Men (M18-34/M18-49/M25-54).
“Lost” was up from its performance on the same week last year by 1.2 million viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49 (9.8 million and 4.4/10, Wednesday 9:00 p.m. on 2/11/09).
“Lost” delivered enormous year-to-year time period improvement for ABC, boosting the hour by 6.6 million viewers and by 125% in Adults 18-49 over the year-ago night with original programming (4.4 million and 2.0/5 – originals of “Scrubs”).
Excluding only last week’s sixth-season premiere, “Lost” posted its highest-rated telecast in nearly 2 years among Adults 18-34 (5.0/14) – since 2/21/08.
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