Wednesday, May 10, 2006
"Lost" Continues UK Collapse
UK audiences seem to have wised up faster than the US ones -- or maybe they were primed to reject "Lost" by all the grumblings over here. In any case, "Lost" opened poorly last week and then plummeted more than 35% in the ratings in week two. It opened with 3.9 million viewers and then dropped to 2.8 million -- and was even beaten by the evening news and a rerun of "Mission: Impossible II." I wonder if this is happening in any other countries? This franchise has sprung a leak for one very obvious reason: the show's creator JJ Abrams hasn't been involved at all this year. He says the finale is terrific, but what do you expect him to say? With "M:I:III" in the theaters and "Alias" over, you'd hope he might try and bring this series back to life. But it doesn't seem like that is in the cards -- he's working on "Star Trek XI." ABC should be begging him to get involved again.