Poll: Apprentice, Lost most disappointing

An online poll conducted by Media Life Magazine indicates that TV viewers and media buyers are none too impressed with what the nets are offering for midseason. The exception was American Idol, which participants said will likely help carry the Fox network to first place in the ratings year.

Idol returned for its sixth season last week with gangbusters numbers. The show's two-night event of auditions from Minneapolis and Seattle drew over 80 million viewers.

Over 32 percent of poll respondents think Idol's ratings will fade over the season, but most believe Idol has a lot of life left in it. Almost 40 percent think the talent show will stay popular for another two years, then begin a slow decline. Fifteen percent say it has three good years left, while over 20 percent give it four years. Only 10 percent think this is the last season the show will enjoy good ratings.

Respondents agreed on what they didn't like. A whopping 62 percent were saddened by Donald Trump's new Los Angeles-based Apprentice.

The next most disappointing show was ABC's Lost, which got almost 22 percent of the vote. Once the darling of the TV-viewing crowd, Lost has experienced some bumps in its season-three road--the show is down about a million weekly viewers from season two. The show's creators have begun talking about a definite end point for the show, hoping that will satisfy fans who say there are too many open-ended storylines.

Generally, viewers seem unexcited about the new and returning midseason shows. When asked what midseason show respondents were excited about, almost half replied, "None, they're all losers."

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Lost good, idol and apprentice bad.
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I am a huge fan of Lost but I must say the first 6 episodes of this season were just ok. I can't wait for the return though. 16 weeks of what looks like pure madness. Should be awesome!
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There all haters, LOST IS AWSOME!
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and heroes? If I see one more statement by the show before a episode that says "lots will be revealed" in coming episodes..... I'll throw my t.v. away for good.
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Q: Reason wonderful shows like Lost and Heroes will die too soon? A: It's absolutely ridiculous how shows with very little technology overhead take soo long to create new shows. Lost is basically a soap opera as far as set and actors are concerned. yet soaps have a show ready for you each day. Lost loses itself from tv for months at a time. Heroes is following the exact same path as lost. Good thing real heroes don't have such trouble finding their way.



How hard is it to sit down and write a 20 show season during their already LONG offseason spurt? Write it, storyboard it, memorize it, then get on the fricken beach and act it. For how little actually occurs in LOST from week to week, they could film a whole season in a week. They can use the rest of their summer off to edit even more then they already do. Then run each show (ALL 20) in order throughout the season. Otherwise fire everyone for incompetance and stop dragging viewers through the mud.
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How would a show that great finish in only 3 seasons. I think Lost is the craziest show and I hope it ends at season 5 or something cuz it'd be 2 short to end a great,amazing show like that in only 3 seasons.
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i thought Lost was going to have 5 seasons. I don't know how they could wrap it all up in season 3. It really is a great show. You have to be smart to watch it, the people who stop watching is because they can't comprehend what's going on anymore. But yeah, Lost's ratings went down, and its STILL up. That shows you something.



I also like Heroes, its JUST AS GOOD as Lost!



And when Donald fired Carolyn I stopped watching, I hope the show gets AXED.
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Why is everyone complaining about the second season of Lost? I loved it. It was better than the first season imo.
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Lost rocks!
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I'll still be there in February for the return of Lost
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Last years season ending episode was a major disappointment, and unfortunately it sets the story line for this season. This season of Lost lacks everything that made the first season so enjoyable. The last May episode will probably be the series ending episode.
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LOST!! How the h*ll could you possibly make a judgement like that when it's only had 6 episodes this season and it hasn't been on in months. You have no idea what the story line is moving towards. How can you tell how the viewing audience is doing when there is nothing to view!!!!!



People complain that there is too many re-runs, so they do something about it and now everyone is too ignorant to know what to make of it when a show waits to run episodes so we can enjoy a constant supply.



Let me know the ratings and stats AFTER Lost comes back on air.
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I stopped watching Lost, it got boring and seemed to treat the viewers poorly. I'm just going to wait for the last 2 eps of the season to see if anything happens
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Yeah i agree Lost has gotten a itty bit away from its glorious beginnings, but i tend to think of it as an evolution. So many people have gotten to the point where they just don't know where they want the show to go, so they've become jaded.

Plus i think they definitely need to stop killing off awesome characters for sweeps, it worked once, Boone, but Shannon, Ana Lucia, Libby, Eko, etc... were total misses on their part, its almost come predictable that a character will die at the end of their flashback episode in FEB-MAR, or Oct-NOV. STOP IT!!!! you have a great show even without the pseudo-surprise deaths.



Apprentice S-U-C-K-S and always has.
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LOST IS THE BEST TV SHOW EVER!!! IT'S THE MOST BRILLIANT AND INCREDIBLE SHOW!!!

LOST ROCKS!!!
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lost is one of the best shows on tv
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Lost is the greatest show on tv and still is! The fact that tere are so many open ends is just the way Lost works! It wouldnt be the same show if everythng had an answer for everything at the end of the season. The reason I love this show is because of how you have to keep all of these different storylines, flashbacks, and events in your head and try to form your own theory to what will/did happen
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Lost is just going too slow and it raises more questions than it answers. However I will continue to watch it to see where things go.
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Apprentice is a disappointing show ever since it began, but Lost no way. It's one of the best shows on TV and still is.
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I'm also so sick of people badmouthing Lost. Most of the bloody morons out there wouldn't know a BRILLIANT show if it hit them over the head. Sure that doesn't actually make sense, but my point stands. You can't compare reality TV trash with ingenius shows like Lost. Although I don't really care if other people don't like it, I realise that this sort of excessive whinging is what gets shows cancelled. Despite reduced viewing numbers though, I am very confident that Lost won't be cancelled until it reaches its epilogue. I for one await every episode with baited breath.
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Lost is worth waiting for... BUT

This has to be end season. If it keeps going into 4th, it will be soap. We finaly discovered the Others and there has to be finale to this. What is going on? Why? Who? ...
You know what I mean.
This has to end to enter legend
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hehehe i loove these lil polls that are carried out from time to time.. makes u wonder whoo in the world the 'test subjects' are and how much they really know about television. its perplexing .. american idol has got to be one of the most appalling shows ever .. the only time ud watch it was to prob get a good laugh at all the britney and justin wannabes out there..and comparing it to LOST is just plain wrong .. and this is coming from one of the people who IS getting tired of the 'open-ended storylines' .. i still think it has a loot to offer and once wrapped up will go down in history as a reeal trend setter and an absolute classic
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Lost is one of the best shows ever. American Idol and every other version like it around the world is absolute crap: Untalented people judging other untalented people, the sooner shows like it are cancelled the better.
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Lost is worth it when u have a whole bunch of episodes to watch... Otherwise u better be friggin' patient. It just makes more sense when u watch it ep. after ep.
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Everybody hates American Idol but everybody wattches, ha,ha.I'll be very disappointing really,if the people don't follow Lost because they don't have all the answers.A little of patience, a show isn't only answers .. February 7th!!Lost!!
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I don't understand why people don't like lost. Along with prison break and 24 it's the best show on television!
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God I hate American Idol. Its really sad that this is easily the most popular show on TV. There is no TALENT in creating this show. Look at the writting for such great shows as Heroes, 24, and Lost. its amazing and beautiful. American Idol is cheesy and lame. In the words of Charlie Brown, "Aaaggghhh!!"
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Lost and The Apprentice are both past their prime.
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bring back Daybreak!
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not a big fan of lost. To me its just planned. As for the Apprentice i am very disappointed with how is has gone.
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Lost, heroes, Prison Break and 24 are the best shows! they are huge! Who don't like it change the channel!!! It´s easy!
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I don't get people who say American Idol is the worst reality show on TV. Survivor, Extreme Makeover Series, and Apprentice are the bad ones to drag thew. As for Lost I never watched it.
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addicted to lost forever
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they need to close Lost up, before it loses every viewer.
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I am so sick of people complaining about Lost. So sick of it.
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People still watch these shows?
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I don't really understand why people don't believe in Lost, it's a great show with extraordinaire potential
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It is not far to put lost and The Apprentice together, at least not now since lost has not yet come back on the air.
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Oh Please! Lost?? Only 6 episodes!! what do you want? Wait February 7th, Lost Backs!!
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Well, count me among the majority of viewers who still like ``Lost,'' yeah, there have been bumps and this durn hiatus to avoid repeats has been way too long, but if that's why they need to do to avoid complaints, fine. I do think, however, that ``Lost'' should've taken a page from ``24'' and started the season later than the first part of October, even though I couldn't wait for the season to begin.
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Lost just moves too slowly I keep trying to watch it but I can't get hooked.
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HA Ha Donald trump is a loser with a bad combover. He trashed Rosie and the views ratings are higher than the Apprentice. Who is the loser now? Go get a helmet for your hair and stop parading around trophy wives. They are only in it for your money.
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What? Lost. Now I know its second season wasn't that great cause even I lost interest but the 3rd season so far.. has been good.



I can't wait for its return.
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these shows are going down hill.
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