Fox Sunday w/ new ‘Human Target’ and ‘24’ start out slow


Up against significant competition from the AFC Divisional Playoffs and The Golden Globes, last night’s premieres of HUMAN TARGET and ‘24’ were very solid : 
Last night’s premiere of ‘24’ at 9p posted a 3.8/9 among Adults 18-49, down from last season’s premiere but up +23% from last  season’s finale on 5/18/09 (vs. 3.1/9).  ‘24’ was also up vs. its finale in Total Viewers by +18% (11.4 vs. 9.7 Mil.)   

‘24’ was the highest rated drama of the night, besting ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters and CBS’s Cold Case.

In the 9-11p time period ‘24’ ranked No. 2 among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 and No. 1 in all key male demos.

Self-starting at 8p, the series premiere of HUMAN TARGET posted a 2.9/7 among Adults 18-49 and drew 10.1 million viewers.

On ABC, America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.7/5) was followed by a repeat Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (1.8/4).  Desperate Housewives (3.7/9) and Brothers & Sisters (2.7/7) both posted their lowest ratings ever.

Due to the AFC Division Playoff overrun until 8:07p, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.  In the 8p hour the NFL post game and 60 Minutes posted a 4.4/11.  Cold Case and a repeat NCIS delivered approximately a 2.5/6 and 2.1/5, respectively.

On NBC from 7-8p the Golden Globes Arrival special posted a 2.4/6.  From 8-11p, the 67th Annual Golden Globes (4.7/12) was down -4% from last year (4.9/12 on 1/11/09).

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source; data and information provided by FOX)