One of my favorite television shows, ABC’s hit series LOST, is losing viewers fast. This article postulates that it is due to the frequent break of continuity for reruns. Fox’s "24" shows the whole season with almost no breaks and no repeats.
In an age where whole seasons of a series can by bought on DVD (or iTunes) and watched in one continuous sitting (if you choose to do so), does it make sense to do the same thing with broadcast TV? As EW points out, even the shows producers hate the reruns (although they say the filming schedule makes them necessary). So why torture the fans with them?
What’s your take on the LOST ratings slide? Are you still watching the show or have you given up on it?