UPDATED: Hillary Clinton's latest sequel didn't do as well as Jack Bauer's in the Monday ratings locally.
Nationally, however, Clinton had the edge, according to updated ratings released Tuesday afternoon. Clinton's interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer pulled in 6.5 million, the biggest broadcast audience in prime time. Clinton is promoting her new memoir, "Hard Choices," about her time as secretary of state.
Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and "24" brought 6.3 million viewers to Fox.
Clinton did far better than the programming that surrounded her. Her lead-in was "The Bachelorette" with 4.5 million viewers; Clinton was followed by "Mistresses," which had 3.6 million viewers. Do you find that scheduling at all screwy?
ABC ranked third for the night in total viewers. The prime-time averages: Fox with 5.6 million, CBS with 5.2 million, ABC with 4.9 million, NBC with 4.6 million and The CW with 1.3 million. Fox edged NBC for leadership in the 18-to-49 age group; CBS and ABC tied for third.
CBS' best was "48 Hours" with 5.7 million viewers. "American Ninja Warrior" entertained 4.9 million for NBC. "MasterChef" served 4.8 million for Fox. ("Ninja Warrior" was the night's top show nationally with the 18-to-49 age group.)
In Orlando, "24: Live Another Day" drew 133,900 viewers. Clinton's interview with Sawyer ranked second with 100,991.
The night's other most-watched telecasts in the Orlando market were "American Ninja Warrior" with 94,221, "MasterChef" with 92,894 and TNT's "Major Crimes" with 88,793.
Jack Bauer was also No. 1 with the local 18-to-49 age group. (Clinton ranked No. 14 in that count.)
Other favorites of local young adults were "MasterChef," "American Ninja Warrior," VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" and "Mistresses."
Locally, Clinton had more fans of all ages than "The Bachelorette" (85,760 total viewers) and "Mistresses" (80,067 total viewers).Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun