I couldn't help noticing ABC's promos for LOST, crowing that 20 million people tuned in for the season premiere. 20 million would be quite a figure for a 5th season premiere. Is it true? A quick search proved otherwise: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/01/in-season-5-los.html So how did ABC come up with 20 million? Perhaps they used some questionable arithmetic. Maybe they came up with 20 million by adding the totals of the three hours of Jan 21. Suppose... X would be the total audience for the 8 PM special. Y would be the total audience for the 9 PM hour. Z would be the total audience for the 10 PM hour. X + Y + Z = 20 million Is this how ABC computed 20 million? By counting the same people three times? Those rascals!