Eric Carter in 24: Legacy Episode 3
24: LEGACY: Corey Hawkins in the “2:00 PM-3:00 PM” episode of 24: LEGACY airing Saturday, Feb. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Guy D'Alema/FOX

24: Legacy Episode 3 Ratings

24: Legacy‘s ratings continue to decline, falling to 5.07 million total viewers and a 1.2 in the important 18-49 demographic for the third episode.


FOX’s new Monday lineup took a hit in its second week, with both “24: Legacy” and “APB” declining. “24: Legacy” posted a 1.2 in adults 18-49, down 0.3 from last week, while “APB” (1.0) lost half a point week to week.

Headline Planet:

FOX’s Monday dramas endured sizable live+same-day ratings losses this week.

8PM drama “24: Legacy” fell by 20% in the adults 18-49 demographic, while lead-out “APB” endured a massive 33% bleed in its second week.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Monday’s “24” drew a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 5.07 million total viewers. Last week’s episode posted a 1.5 in the demo and 6.23 million in total viewership.

Updated Live+7 Ratings
24: Legacy’s third episode gained 0.8 in the 18-49 demo, rising from a 1.2 to a 2.0 (up 67%) after seven days of delayed viewing. It did not make the top 25 in total viewer gain, meaning it was less than 2.336 million. (source)


Comments Closed
February 14, 2017 at 12:11 pm
I think so long as it doesn’t go below what Gotham had in ratings lately (which aired in the same timeslot and got between 3 to 4 million viewers per week), it’ll be fine.

24 Legacy may be renewed if ratings stay at 1.0 or higher. That being said, after all of the Super Bowl hype, and the high expectations for the series, I’m not sure if “good enough for Fox” will be good enough for 24 Legacy. Would the network and TPTB want to risk the franchise’s continual ratings decline in a second and even third season?

Or do they save face by calling this one a “limited series” even like 24LAD, and then maybe coming back in 2020 for the 10 year anniversary of the final season with Kiefer in the lead one more time?

Gotham is safe though regardless of ratings because shows that reach three full seasons are almost always renewed for a fourth season (as that’s when it reaches the threshold for syndication). 24: Legacy doesn’t really have that same luxury being a new show.

It’s a bit concerning that it’s already at a 1.2 in just the third episode. I suspect it will continue to drop further since the show is heavily serialized and “The Voice” is returning in two weeks which will probably take some viewers away too.

Sorry, but they are going to have to bring back some old characters to get traditional 24 viewers back in. This season so far seems too elementary and unengaging. I went back and watched 24 season 5 (the best in my opinion). The new 24 can’t even come close to being as good as some of the old seasons.

Actually 24 Legacy does well with delayed viewing, DVR, online and on demand! It will hold up well against Voice, Dancing with the Stars on Presidents Day and when clocks go forward! Here Is my proof! If the first episode can grow by 3 million viewers, so can the other episodes! Fox considers all these and loves the franchise as well as the producers. They have more story to tell as well. Viewers watch 24 without commercials as they love to binge watch! So it does not have to do that good in the live ratings as Fox moved away from live same day ratings

LMAO!! Justin keeps lowering the bar for this awful show. BEFORE the show premiered, Justin was talking like the show was the best thing since sliced bread. NOW after only three episodes, he’s making up all kinds of excuses.

24 Legacy = 24 No Jack City

The live+7 ratings for the premiere were still lower than the majority of the live ratings for most post-Super Bowl shows. It’s also quite possible that a large percent of the DVR viewers were people who couldn’t stay up for the game.

The true test will be the DVR ratings for the remaining episodes.

You can try to polish this turd all you want but it remains a turd

February 14, 2017 at 6:12 pm
I wonder if DVD/Blu-ray sales of the original 9 seasons are also factored in actually. I would imagine that 24’s always done way better in DVD sales than most shows. David Fury said on Twitter that “not much” is needed for renewal of 24 Legacy. So Fox might indeed be playing the long game, hoping for DVD binge watching and as Justin keeps pointing out DVR surely plays a role too yeah.

How do they even know what demographic watched??? LIke the age groups? Just based on surveys? Those aren’t always accurate.

The biggest reason people have stopped watching the original 24 based on what they told me is that if they miss a single episode they really feel like they fall behind. Some people prefer to wait for the DVDs to be out and watch them all at once. Some people prefer shows like NCIS or JAG where each episode is more standalone.

I personally like the 24 style.

I’ve heard that to. But imo u really don’t fall behind if u get into the season. There’s usually always away to catch up. Before a new episode starts 👍

do people actually watch tv on TV anymore…these ratings for live tv in 2017..people watch after live……haha fox ditched the live tv ratings…and the rest will follow…common I never started watching 24 from live tv even back in the day..i watched 24 on dvd….