‘X-Files’ Debut Abducts More than 20 Million Viewers With Delayed Viewing

Add another 1.1 million audience members from Hulu and the Fox Now app

The truth is out there, and so are tens of millions of viewers.

Fox’s “X-Files” premiere was watched by 20.3 million people, when counting three-day delayed viewing. That grows even higher — to 21.4 million viewers — when including Hulu and the Fox Now app.

In the key 18-49 demographic, Sunday’s premiere rose 28 percent to an eventual 7.8 rating/24 share.

The “X-Files” landed 13.5 million total viewers on the actual evening of its premiere, when it scored a 5.1 rating. The linear jump from 13.5 million viewers to 20.3 million reflects growth of 50 percent.

The Dana Walden and Gary Newman-run broadcast network has publicly sworn off Nielsen’s Live + Same Day ratings. Aside from event programming, Fox only reports Live + 3 Day rating numbers.