Dennis Haysbert says the ratings may have been hurt a bit by the September 11th attacks and the show being moved back a week, but that they’re not really all that disappointing at this point. He explains that some shows like Seinfeld started off slowly but turned into hits.
Although film is his first love, television has its merits and he really does enjoying strong television. He is enjoying every moment of 24 and says “nothing really quite compares [to 24] – when I read the script I had to become involved”. He says that fans come up to him on the street and say they are rooting for Palmer to survive.