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Update: “24: Live Another Day” Ratings Stay Flat for Penultimate Episode

Update: For the second consecutive week, the adults 18-49 rating for FOX’s “24: Live Another Day” endured a downward adjustment in the final Nielsen report.

That means Monday’s episode, which was the limited event series’ penultimate broadcast, drew the same 1.4 adults 18-49 rating that has become the norm.

Viewership, however, rose slightly to 5.96 million.

While the number could face the same downward adjustment that last week’s endured, as of right now, the rating for this week’s penultimate installment of “24: Live Another Day” exceeds that posted by last week’s broadcast.

According to Nielsen Fast National data, Monday’s episode drew a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating with 6.00 million viewers. Last week’s edition, which drew a 1.5 with 5.76 million viewers in the comparable fast nationals, closed with a 1.4 and 5.72 million viewers in the final Nielsen report.

Far from a ratings winner, “24: Live Another Day” has nonetheless been a source of vast critical acclaim. Not since the Emmy-winning fifth season has a “24” installment resonated so strongly with reviewers.

The question now becomes whether those good reviews, promising time-shifted viewership and awareness of the summer’s impact on ratings will compensate for the mediocre live-plus-same-day ratings.

The “Live Another Day” finale airs next week.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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