24 Returns with a Solid Audience.

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jackJack Bauer hasn’t lost too many fans since he last appeared on TV in 2010.

24: Live Another Day, with Kiefer Sutherland reprising his role as counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer following a four-year hiatus, premiered Monday night on Fox to an audience of 8.1 million viewers.

The previous season of 24, which ended in 2010, averaged 9.1 million viewers.

For the week ending Sunday, the most popular primetime program was the CBS drama NCIS, which drew 17.25 million viewers.

Though it didn’t air in primetime, NBC scored a big audience on Saturday with its broadcast of the Kentucky Derby: 15.3 million people. California Chrome won horse racing’s most famous event.

CBS averaged the most primetime viewers of any broadcast network last week. ABC was second, followed by NBC, Fox, Univision, the CW, Telemundo and ION Television.

Here are the top 10 primetime programs for the week of April 28-May 4, according to the Nielsen Company:

1. NCIS, CBS, 17.25 million.
2. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 16.07 million.
3. Dancing with the Stars, ABC, 15.88 million.
4. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 14.83 million.
5. Blue Bloods, CBS, 11.59 million.
6. The Voice (Monday), NBC, 11.58 million.
7. Person of Interest, CBS, 11.31 million.
8. The Voice (Tuesday), NBC, 11.18 million.
9. The Blacklist, NBC, 10.85 million.
10. 60 Minutes, CBS, 10.48 million.

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