Ratings: Solid ‘X-Files’ Episode 2 Sheds 3.8 Million Viewers From Premiere

“Lucifer” debut does swell with helpful Mulder-Scully lead-in

Fox’s “X-Files” drew a nice 9.7 million total viewers on Monday night, just under 24 hours from when the reboot debuted to 13.5 million.

Comparing fast national numbers to fast national numbers, that means the “X-Files” lost 3.8 million total viewers night over night. In reality, it likely lost a few million more from Sunday to Monday, if one were to focus on the timezone adjusted data stream from the debut. That said, the weekend’s premiere was heavily boosted — and also delayed — by Fox’s coverage of the NFC Championship Game, so none of these options are exactly apples to apples, situationally.

Still, last night’s total was good enough to provide new series “Lucifer” with a strong lead-in. Fox ended up finishing first in the key 18-49 demographic, though CBS beat it by about a million total viewers on average throughout primetime.

Fox was first in ratings with a 2.8 rating/8 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The X-Files” at 8 p.m. earned a 3.2/10. At 9, “Lucifer” landed a 2.4/7 and 7.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.9/6 and third in viewers with 6.5 million. “The Bachelor” at 8 had a 2.3/7 and 77 million viewers. “Bachelor Live” at 10 got a 1.0/3 and 4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.7/5, but first in viewers with 9.5 million. “Supergirl” at 8 received a 1.8/5 and 8 million viewers. At 9, “Scorpion” posted a 1.8/5 and 10.6 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 had a 1.5/5 and 9.9 million viewers.

NBC was fourth in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 3.8 million. “Superstore” at 8 got a 1.4/5 and 4.9 million viewers. “Telenovela” at 8:30 received a 0.9/3 and 3.3 million viewers. “The Biggest Loser” at 9 rose to a 1.2/4 and 3.6 million viewers.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. Univision edged Telemundo in total viewers, with 1.927 million to 1.926 million viewers

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 956,000. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” at 8 managed a 0.3/1 and 926,000 viewers. “Jane The Virgin” at 9 had a 0.4/1 and 986,000 viewers.

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