The heavily promoted return of Jack Bauer got off to a solid start in the ratings Monday.
Fox's two-hour premiere of "24: Live Another Day" averaged 8 million viewers and earned a rating of 2.5 among key 18- to 49-year-olds, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
In the 12-episode revival of the hit counter-terrorism action-drama that ended its run in 2010, Kiefer Sutherland reprises his role as super-agent Jack Bauer, who comes out of hiding in London to thwart another terrorist attack.
The 2.5 in 18-49 is down about 11% from the eighth and final season finale four years ago, and considering the drop in overall network television viewership over the years, a 2.5 looks better today than it would have in 2010. The most recent
Season 8 of "24" averaged a 2.8 in 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers, total.
With 11.4 million viewers overall,