Sunday night’s Lost finale brought in an easy ratings win for ABC. Even though the ratings were good, they weren’t great, and the episode largely left fans with many questions and feeling unsatisfied.
The 2.5 hour finale averaged 13.5 million viewers and was the show’s highest-rated episode in two years. Though ABC suggests that 20.5 million unique viewers tuned in for at least six minutes throughout the episode.
A two-hour clip show that preceded the finale drew 11.4 million viewers and Jimmy Kimmel’s Aloha to Lost special that followed the finale drew 3.2 million viewers, Jimmy’s third-largest audience ever in the adults-18-to-49 demographic.
Even though the network won the night, it wasn’t the blow-out they had hoped for.