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Update, 10:22 Pm: Turns out Jack is back even a little bit more. Time zone adjusted ratings are in via Nielsen and the 24: Live Another Day premiere rose up to a 2.6 among Adults 18-49. Perhaps more importantly for Fox, that’s a 94% retention from the show’s Season 8 finale 2.8 result back on May 24, 2010. In terms of viewership, the time zone adjusteds also inched up the 2-hour return of Jack Bauer to 8.1 million. Previous, 8:08 Am: After weeks of Fox promotion and #JackIsBack on social media, the event series 24: Live Another Day (2.5/8) premiered last night. Bringing back anti-terrorism super-agent Jack Bauer after four years in both real time and TV time, the Kiefer Sutherland-starring series bounced right back into the game. The two-hour debut dipped just 10% from the 2.8/8 rating that the two-hour Season 8 finale of 24 pulled on May 24, 2010. In a time when network viewership across the board was about 27% higher than today, »
- DOMINIC PATTEN
Friday night brought the official start to the 2014 Winter Olympic Games with the 31.7 million viewers tuning into the Opening Ceremony during primetime (8 - 11 p.m.), according to Fast National returns. Though final ratings will see some adjustment, that's within 1 million of the last Winter Opening Ceremony in Vancouver -- which saw final returns bring an average 32.6 million viewers to the game. Photos: Winter Olympics Kicks Off With White Lights and Icebergs at Opening Ceremony Those games, in 2010, had the benefit of taking place in the Pacific Time Zone and airing live on
- Michael O'Connell
Update: Time zone-adjusted fast nationals show the Golden Globes hitting a 10-year high in viewers, with 20.9 million, up from 19.7 million last year. The show scored a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49, up a tenth of a point from 2013 and its best mark since 2007.
Fast National ratings for Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards scored strong ratings for NBC Sunday, delivering an adults 18-49 rating on par with its performance in last year's fast nationals (pending updates for its live telecast). The Globes did not, however, give NBC a win for the night.
That honor belongs to CBS, which rode big numbers for an NFL playoff game in the first hour of primetime to the top spot. Fox's animated shows and ABC's "Revenge" held up reasonably well opposite the Globes.
CBS delivered 18.1 million viewers and a 10.8 rating/16 share in households for the night, pending updates for its live NFL broadcast NBC (15.5 million, »
3 items from 2014
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