ABC’s Lost Kicks Off Final Season on Plus Side

In season-premiere news, two episodes of the final season of ABC’s Lost finished second in the two hours in total viewers and first among adults 18-49 as follows:
 
Lost (ABC)
9:00 p.m.—Viewers: 12.43 million (#2), A18-49: 5.7/14 (#1)
10:00 p.m.—Viewers: 11.75 million (#2), A18-49: 5.5/15 (#1)
 
Here is the half-hour breakdown:
 
Lost (ABC)
9:00 p.m.—Viewers: 12.61 million (#2), A18-49: 5.7/14 (#1)
9:30 p.m.—Viewers: 12.25 million (#2), A18-49: 5.6/14 (#1)
10:00 p.m.—Viewers: 11.56 million (#2), A18-49: 5.4/14 (#1)
10:30 p.m.—Viewers: 11.94 million (#2), A18-49: 5.6/15 (#1)
 
Compared to the two-hour year-ago season opener on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 (viewers: 11.35 million; A18-49: 5.0/12 from 9-11 p.m., according to the final nationals) this was an increase of 740,000 viewers and 12 percent among adults 18-49.  Lost also built by a hefty 20 percent among adults 18-34 (5.5/15), while leading ABC to its best performance among adults 18-49 in the Tuesday 9-11 p.m. block since Nov. 27, 2007.
 
Earlier in the evening on ABC was clips show Lost: The Final Chapter at a third-place finish in both total viewers (9.93 million) and adults 18-49 (4.1/11) from 8-9 p.m.  
 
Ratings by Nielsen