24 Hour or Power

Fox's hit spy thriller 24 exploded out of the gate Tuesday night, scoring boffo ratings for its second season premier.

More than 13.5 million viewers tuned in for the 9 p.m. action hour, which ran commercial-free. It drew the biggest ratings of the night among 18 to 49 year olds.

The show, which unfolds in real-time (one hour on screen is the same as one-hour of real life) stars Keifer Sutherland as Jack Bauer a counter-terrorism expert.

Fox will repeat the season premier this Monday at 9 p.m. in the time-slot formerly occupied by the canceled David E. Kelly drama, Girls Club.

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