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LOST NUMBERS WIN LOTTERY JACKPOT

January 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an almost metaphysical coincidence that would have seemed over-the-top on the show itself, at least 26,000 fans of the ABC series Lost have won $150 each by playing three numbers plus the bonus number in the Mega Millions lottery that were used by the character Hugo “Hurley” Reyes at various times during the series. […]

MOST PIRATED TV SHOWS OF 2010 NAMED

December 31, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Current U.S. television shows are being downloaded tens of millions of times via BitTorrent sites, mostly by people outside the U.S., according to the website TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent activity. The website said Thursday that Lost was the most-pirated title of the year with 5.94 million downloads for a single episode, followed by Heroes with […]

NETFLIX AND DISNEY TEAM UP

December 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Episodes from past seasons of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and the entire saga of Lost will be available on Netflix’s streaming service, thanks to a deal between the online video renter and the Walt Disney Co. that was announced Wednesday. While several other ABC shows will be be making their debut on the service, […]

MOVIE THEATER PREPARES FOR LOST MARATHON

August 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A London movie theater is planning to screen all 121 episodes of Lost back-to-back beginning at 10:00 a.m. on September 13. The London Sun reports that paramedics will be on hand for anyone who “loses it” over the 80 hours. Executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse issued a statement to all those planning on […]

WHERE DID THE TV AUDIENCE GO?

May 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ratings trackers were puzzling over figures for this year’s season finales — which not only were well below those for previous years but below several regular season episodes as well. “It seems to be an anticlimactic TV season,” industry publication MediaPost said on its website Thursday, a day after the 2009-2010 season officially closed. Even […]

“LOST’S” LAST DRAWS 13.49 MILLION VIEWERS

May 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Six seasons of story-line questions and uncertainties were not fully resolved when the 2 1/2-hour series finale of Lost aired Sunday night — a planned DVD will supposedly provide further solutions — but the episode did keep viewers glued to their sets from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., with the final half-hour, which aired outside […]

“LOST” FINALE TO BE FOUND IN 59 COUNTRIES

May 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

In an apparent attempt to circumvent online piracy abroad, ABC is planning to make Sunday night’s 2 1/2-hour series finale of Lost available in 59 countries — without the program’s usual overseas subtitles — either on the same day or within 48 hours of the U.S. telecast. In a statement, the Disney-owned network (Disney’s ABC […]

FINAL EPISODE OF “LOST” TO LAST 2 1/2 HOURS

May 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Recalling the 2 1/2 hour-long finale of M*A*S*H, the most-watched scripted show in TV history, the final episode of Lost, it was announced Tuesday, will run 2 1/2 hours when it airs on Sunday, May 23. The episode, titled “The End,” is also similar to M*A*S*H‘s, which was “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.” The additional length […]

“LOST” — THE END IS NEAR

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC is selling 30-second ads for the three-hour series finale of Lost on May 23 for about $900,000 each, Advertising Age reported today (Monday), citing unnamed media buyers. The figure is around four times the average $213,563 that advertisers were spending for spots on the show during the upfront market last year, according to the […]