Friday, February 13, 2009

Shrinking viewer stats and also several odd theories

Ah, it is Friday the 13th and I have bad news and some odd theories ... perfect timing, no?

First, the Bad News ... reports that LOST is steadily losing viewers with each episode this season. Honestly, I thought this past week's episode was much better than any since the season opener, so maybe the trend will begin reversing itself?

Read all about it here then come back and let me know what you think.

Are you more/less pleased with the show? Are you ready to abandon the island? Why/why not?

And now the Odd Theories ...

Time Travel:

i09's post discusses in some detail the three types of time travel we've seen on LOST. In support of one theory the blogger cites a book referenced in the show: “Note that in one episode, we see one of the Others reading Stephen Hawking's A Brief History Of Time, and it's open to a page on black holes.” Ah, the literary references ... how I love them!

There are some great comments with theories on why/how the island is disappearing. One theory is that the nuke blows up the island at some point in the future, which is why it isn’t there anymore.

The Origin of the Four-Toed Statue:

This blogger *really* went to the far reaches of strangeness to come up with this theory. It has to do with Daniel going WAY back in time and making the island what it is today. Um ... yeah ... I'm not really on board with this one ...

Do you buy into any of the theories? Which one, and why? Or maybe you have your own theory you'd like to share?


  1. I'm so thankful that LOST has an end date...the worst ABC can do is reduce funding!

    TV viewership is down on the whole, though. And I read somewhere that LOST is the most visited TV show website. ;)

  2. I'm glad LOST has an end date also, because I know the story lines will wrap up. American Idol is a monster, but not everyone watches it or Dancing with the Stars for that matter. When will these executives learn? If LOST wasn't on, I would watch nothing at that time.