CTV's LOST Finale Lights Up Canada With 2.04 Million Viewers

LOST Finale Lights Up Canada With 2.04 Million Viewers as Epic Series Ends on CTV

- LOST is the most-watched program Sunday night; largest LOST finale ever -

- Five million viewers watched part of the broadcast -

- LOST has had more than half a million video views online since Sunday night's finale -

- Encore of the finale airs on SPACE and /A\ this week -

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TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ - After six years, 114 episodes and 121.5 hours of engaging television, Dr. Jack Shephard's eyes closed and LOST came to an end with 2.04 million viewers watching the epic two-and-a-half hour series finale Sunday night on CTV. It was the series' most-watched finale ever, attracting 30% more viewers than its season average and peaking at 2.5 million. With five million unique viewers watching some or all of the episode, LOST ended the night as the most-watched program on Canadian television Sunday in all key demos. Head to head from 9-11 p.m., LOST attracted 63% more viewers than the season finale of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE (Global/NBC, 1.23 million).

Before the finale, the two-hour LOST recap special THE FINAL JOURNEY attracted 1.5 million viewers, winning the 7 p.m. timeslot and charting as the No. 2 most watched program of the night.

This season, LOST videos were streamed 6.4 million times on the CTV Video Player at CTV.ca, including more than half a million video streams since Sunday night's finale. The finale is now available on demand at CTV.ca, in addition to repeat broadcasts on Thursday, May 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET on SPACE and Saturday, May 29 at 8 p.m. ET on /A\. Fans can also continue to discuss the finale at the LOST forum on CTV.ca.

Immediately following the CTV broadcast, more than 2,200 fans visited CTV.ca to participate in the interactive live chat with a panel of LOST experts, making it the most active one-hour online chat ever on CTV.ca. Finale night panelists were author Nikki Stafford, Globe and Mail television columnist Andrew Ryan, ETALK reporter Lainey Lui (http://shows.ctv.ca/eTalk/Bios/Elaine-Lainey-Lui.aspx), INNERSPACE hosts Teddy Wilson and Ajay Fry, and CTV.ca columnist Tyrone Warner.

To view the complete release, please click here: http://www.ctvmedia.ca/ctv/releases/release.asp?id=12582&yyyy=2010

Source: BBM Canada and Omniture (audiences prior to Aug. 31/09 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters).

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For further information: For further information: Amanda Rinaldo, CTV Inc, (416) 384-5325 or amanda.rinaldo@ctv.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Inc., (416) 384-5311 or jim.quan@ctv.ca

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