Flashforward to be the next LOST?

August 28, 2009 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

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WILL THE UK LOVE FLASHFORWARD LIKE IT DOES LOST?

In 2004 when Channel 4 had aqquired the rights to air the first season of the hit critically acclaimed show LOST it decided to launch an expensive advertisement campaign (£1 milllion campaign). This lead to 6.75 million veiwers tuning in to watch the premiere of LOST. This was a massive hit for Channel 4, the only other show drawing similiar premiere numbers was Desperate Housewives and that was still down 1.5 million to LOST. However LOST may have dropped in veiwers it still managed a massive 5million veiwers in the finale. In fact LOST is now the only US show on UK cable/ freview that can continually bring in over a million veiwers which is impression. So my question is that, as in the US everyone seems to be  proclaiming Flashforward the next LOST, does this mean it will do well in the US?

Well first lets look at Channel 4 in comparison to FIVE, Channel4 despite having shows like Desperate Housewives also airs Big Brother. But then it also airs intelligent thought pro-voking documentaries, so i’d call it a much more audience varied channel in comparison to FIVE which practically has very little original shows and makes loads of shows like CSI (and its franchise), The Mentalist, NCIS and Law & Order. This also means that like with CBS, FIVE’s average veiwer is most likely older than Channel 4’s, and I’m guessing Flashforward will try to pull in young veiwers like LOST did. So will being on FIVE come as a disadvantage? in 2006 FIVE had a hit US show Prison Break, which obviously wasn’t well promoted because it premiered to 1.92 million veiwers. Will the same happen to Flashforward or will it be the next broadcast TV hit?

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