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Ratings: ‘X-Files’ Falls 29 Percent From Last Week’s Season Premiere

NBC and ABC nip at Fox’s heels in key 18-49 demographic

The truth is out there in the TV ratings: Fox’s “X-Files” dropped 29 percent from last Wednesday’s season premiere in the key 18-49 demographic.

That’s unfortunate — especially since the Chris Carter show didn’t exactly return with out-of-this-world numbers a week ago.

Still, in terms of primetime averages, Fox still finished first in that main demo last night — NBC and ABC parked themselves nearby as runners-up. NBC ended up No. 1 on the night in total viewers, CBS was a close second.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 4.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The X-Files” at 8 p.m. had a 1.0/4 and 3.9 million viewers. At 9, “9-1-1” slipped about 17 percent from last week’s series premiere to a 1.5/6. It landed 5.5 million viewers.

NBC and ABC tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.2/5. NBC was first in total viewers with 6.3 million, ABC was fourth with 4.6 million viewers.

For NBC, “The Blacklist” at 8 got a 1.0/4 and 6.2 million viewers. At 9, “Law & Order: SVU” received a 1.3/5 and 6.1 million viewers. “Chicago P.D.” at 10 closed out prime with a 1.3/5 and 6.8 million viewers.

For ABC, “The Goldbergs” at 8 had a 1.5/6 and 6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Speechless” got a 1.1/4 and 4.4 million viewers. “Modern Family” at 9 earned a 1.6/6 and 5.8 million viewers. “American Housewife” at 9:30 received a 1.2/4 and 4.6 million viewers. “Match Game” at 10 ended primetime to a 0.8/3 and 3.3 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and second in viewers with 6.2 million. “The Amazing Race” at 8 put up a 1.4/6 and 6.9 million viewers. At 9, “SEAL Team” had a 0.9/3 and 6.1 million viewers. “Criminal Minds” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 5.7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1 million. A Howie Mandel stand-up comedy special was the only show on the network’s scheduling, posting those Nielsen numbers.