The following will take place Sunday between 8 and 10p.m. About 15 million people will tune in to the fifth-season premiere of Fox’s “24,” and most of these viewers – or around 3 million more than last season’s average, by the way – are what might be call hardened “24-nistas.” They are a passionate, dedicated, obsessive crowd who have waited anxiously for this hour to arrive. The preceding NFL playoff game is a mere obstacle to be endured before 8 p.m. Nirvana. They have spent the past eight months dreaming about their show. They’ve watched and rewatched the fourth-season DVD collection. They’ve planned “24” parties for Sunday night. And they’ve studied every reported fifth-season development with dutiful and slavish attention. [More]