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Ratings Update: FOX’s “X-Files” Drops But Wins Night, “Lucifer” Also Down

Update: Despite suffering a week-to-week ratings drop, FOX’s “The X-Files” still ranked as Monday night’s #1 television broadcast.

Per final Nielsen data, the episode, which was the third of the revived series’ limited run, drew a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating and 8.367 million total viewers. The numbers trail the 3.2 and 9.665 million posted by last week’s broadcast but were still this Monday’s best marks.

Lead-out “Lucifer” also suffered a week-to-week drop. The series, which drew a 2.4 rating and 7.156 million for last Monday’s premiere, managed a 2.0 and 5.998 million in week two.

A 17% week two drop is nothing about which to celebrate, but it did not remove “Lucifer” from the competitive mix. Among adults 18-49, it was the night’s #3 program — and its timeslot’s #2 show.

While FOX’s “The X-Files” and “Lucifer” endured week-to-week declines, the former still ranked as Monday’s top network television broadcast. The latter was still competitive.

Per Nielsen fast national data, Monday’s “The X-Files” drew a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating and 8.360 million total viewers. The numbers trail the 3.2 and 9.665 million figures posted by last week’s time period premiere.

Despite the decline, the episode was still Monday’s highest-rated and most-watched network television broadcast.

Episode two of “Lucifer” followed with a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and 5.998 million total viewers. Last week’s premiere drew a 2.4 and 7.156 million total viewers.

While the 21% adults 18-49 drop is concerning, the episode still posted solid numbers by 2016 standards. It was its timeslot’s #2 show in A18-49.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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