The limited twelve episodes of technically the ninth season of 24 titled, 24: Live Another Day, ended very well with this past Monday's June 14th finale. For the finale did not fail to remind us, not that devoted fans need to be reminded after previous seasons, that for every world saving endeavor there is a price.
It's true there were some high expectations since the previous season eight ended in 2010. And season eight ended with modest ratings. Therefore to minimize risk, the powers that be obviously decided on a limited run of twelve episodes this season instead of twenty-four. Nevertheless it worked.