To answer the headline literally, does anybody really get Lost? (Well, we try.)
But if the question is, did you get sucked back into the mind-bending, time-warped series for the beginning of its end—or, in alternate universe-style, the end of its beginning—then the answer is yes.
Um, wait, what was the question again?
At least the numbers are easy to read.
Estimates show last night's sixth—and final—two-hour season premiere averaged 12.1 million who wanted to know what happened after the hydrogen bomb went off, only to find out that, duh, a lot happened.
Lost was not the biggest show of the night—a little thing called American Idol was on, as was another little thing called NCIS. But Lost was up about 1 million viewers from its fifth-season opener, and especially powerful among young adults who think they're all strong and buff and can keep up.
Lotsa luck. Sixteen episodes to go.