'Lost" and 'Idol' Finales To Go Head-To-Head

“Lost” announced Wednesday that its 90-minute finale will now be two hours.

However, if you are a fan of both “Lost” and “American Idol” you will have to make a difficult decision. The finales of both shows will air at the same time.

ABC confirmed that it’s planning to air the two-hour “Lost” finale that will answer some of the mysteries that have developed this season on Wednesday, May 25. That’s the final night of May sweeps and the 2004-05 season.

The “American Idol” finale is scheduled to air the same night. This could spell trouble for “Lost” because last year’s “Idol” finale clocked in at 28.8 million viewers.

But ABC has at least some reason to think “Lost” will draw some of that audience away from FOX this year. The only other time the two shows went head-to-head was Wednesday premiere of “American Idol” in January. ‘Lost’ drew more than 19 million viewers (to 26.7 million for “Idol”) — one of its best audiences of the season.

Officials at ABC had no comment on the scheduling other than to confirm the two-hour switch.

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