Ratings: A Probe Into ‘X-Files’ Key Demo Number Reveals 19 Percent Drop

Fox episode dips 14 percent from last week among total viewers

Fox topped Monday with “The X-Files,” though the episode dropped 19 percent from last week in the key 18-49 demographic. The show slipped 14 percent among total viewers.

The network finished first in ratings with a 2.3 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 7.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The X-Files” at 8 p.m. ET earned a still-very-good 2.6/8 and 8.4 million viewers. At 9, “Lucifer” landed a 1.9/6 and 6 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.8/6 and third in viewers with 6.3 million. At 8 p.m. ET, “The Bachelor” posted a 2.2/7 and 7.4 million viewers. “Bachelor Live” at 10 received a 1.0/3 and 4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and second in viewers with 7.1 million. “Supergirl” at 8 p.m. ET had a 1.5/5 and 6.7 million viewers. Reruns followed.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/3 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “Superstore” at 8 p.m. ET got a 1.4/5 and 4.9 million viewers. “Telenovela” at 8:30 received a 0.8/2 and 3 million viewers. “The Biggest Loser” at 9 posted a 1.0/3 and 3.2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1 million. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” at 8 p.m. ET had a 0.4/1 and 1 million viewers. At 9, “Jane The Virgin” got the same numbers.