Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bad Lost


Wednesday's "Lost" episode crashed in the ratings like Oceanic Flight 815. Only 12.8 million viewers tuned in, down from a high of 20 million. Is it the new, "Idol"-safe time slot? Or did the hiatus kill things? It's ugly when a pretty good episode bombs that badly.

10 Comments:

At 7:27 AM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Well, Wednesday WAS Valentine's Day. Or as I like to call it - Man Tax Day. ;) A day which usually culminates in the evening at a nice restaurant (not at home watching TV) with your Valentine.

My wife and I were up at the Mozaic in Palmer Lake. Based on the number of people that were there, I'm figuring A LOT of folks across the country were out that night DVRing Lost (like we were).

 
At 9:41 AM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous don mccullen said...

Also what does not help is no lead in in the 8/9 slot.

Damm these are things I dislike about American Karaoke.

Then again I am starting to like Chris Daughtry (name might spelled wrong). Idol sure helped

Did not get tickets to his show... but he better start moving to bigger venues quick. His record is selling mad, and I am happy that he wants to work up the hard way but the time table is moving quick on ya brother.

 
At 11:01 AM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

I find it ironic that Daughtry also tried out for Rockstar: Supernova and never made the cut to the final group that went on to the show. I like Chris' voice, and the CD is smokin'.

The joke that Tommy Lee and the guys from Supernova picked to lead their band was HORRIBLE. Every song on that CD pretty much sucks. What makes it worse is that the music is GREAT, but the guy's voice is SO bad that it detracts from having ANY redeeming qualities whatsoever.

 
At 12:33 PM, February 16, 2007, Anonymous jaytee said...

The woman from the Supernova final two was fantastic. I would have bought the CD if she would have won.

 
At 1:17 PM, February 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Hey Jaytee... that would be Dilanna, and yup - she was awesome. Would have been happy with Toby or Magne too, but not that putz (Lucas Rossi) they picked. UGH.

 
At 4:24 PM, February 18, 2007, Anonymous TV Watcher said...

I LIVED for Storm!! She is releasing the single "Ladylike" and Dave Navarro is featured on it!

HATED Lukas from the first episode.

 
At 5:14 AM, February 19, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Getting back onto Lost for a second... boy that was a weird episode. A few friends of mine (and my wife) - who are die hard Lost fans simply didn't "get it." I'm still not sure if he went back in time (I doubt that), or he just dreamed it all up (more likely). But the whole thing was a set up for the last 15 seconds of the episode. SPOILER ----> Charlie is a gonner, sooner or later.

Not bad per say, just... weird. Next week looks like it could be FANTASTIC.

Supernova... Storm was good too, just not "Supernova" front person material I don't think. In the end, (I think) they went with Lucas not because he could sing (because he can't, even Jason kept harping on it from week to week), but because Tommy Lee liked him and he looked/acted the part. Bad, bad, bad move...

 
At 7:12 AM, February 19, 2007, Anonymous TV Watcher said...

Oh yeah - LOST, the original topic of the thread. Sorry Eli!

I think you are right on with your spoiler prediction.

TVW

 
At 8:28 AM, February 22, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad Man said...

Here's another thing with LOST and TV ratings...

How they conduct viewing audience is going to have to change. I know the mag Entertainment Weekly did a feature on this last year. People more and more are DVRing shows. I DVR every show I watch now because I am absolutely sick to death of commercials. I will not sit through a live, real time show (unless it's sports) anymore because of them.

In the case of LOST it's even more imperative to tape the show because of all the other things going on in the background. Check out the website "Lost Easter Eggs" (http://losteastereggs.blogspot.com/) if you don't believe how many people dissect every second of every episode.

The article in yesterday's Life section, I think, was an Opinion Editorial that should not have ran in the state it did. The editors did a bad job of letting it run. In this case the article failed to mention that the latest numbers came on the heels of Valentine's Day, and failed to mention anything about DVRs or that LOST is likely the #1 DVRed show on the air. Which ratings (unless I'm mistaken) do NOT take into account.

It is increasingly apparent in this day and age - when Britney's head shaving and Anna Nichol Smith's embalmed body can consume every media venue in the US of A - that journalists no longer simply report the news, they have to go out and add to it.

 
At 8:58 AM, February 22, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

Eli, Nielsen did start measuring "time shifted" shows earlier this year. "Studio 60" was a big winner percentage-wise, but still not enough to make it a hit. The overall numbers of DVR users are still relatively low. They matter, but not like you might think.

Another interesting point: A recent study showed that most people with DVRs DON'T skip commercials. I found that fascinating. They either appreciate the chance to get up and use the john, or they forget, or there's a commercial that catches their attention, so they stop and watch it.

 

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