In a press release, FOX said the next episode of “24” is so “gripping” it will air it three times next week. Of course, that might also have something to do with stiff competition FOX will face next Monday
Monday’s (April 4) “24” will be up against CBS’s broadcast of the NCAA men’s basketball final. That is troubling for FOX because a good portion of its audience, males 18-34, will watch the game instead. FOX will air the episode at 9 p.m. ET Friday, April 8 and Sunday, April 10.
FOX used the same strategy many times during “24” first season. The network said it was a key reason for the show gaining its cult audience.