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Ratings: “The X-Files” Slips, Still Wins Timeslot; “Lucifer” Down In Week Three

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Monday’s “The X-Files,” which was the fourth episode of the current run and third in the Monday timeslot, suffered slight week-to-week declines in adults 18-49 and total viewership.

Lead-out “Lucifer” was also down.

Per Nielsen fast national data, “The X-Files” posted a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating and reached 8.252 million total viewers. The numbers trail the 2.7 rating and 8.367 million viewer mark posted by last week’s episode.

Despite the decline, “The X-Files” was still its timeslot’s #1 program in adults 18-49 (it narrowly edged ABC’s “The Bachelor,” which drew a 2.4 in the 8PM). It tied hour two of “The Bachelor” as the night’s overall #1 network broadcast.

It did, however, cede its viewership crown. In terms of total viewership, “X-Files” trailed CBS’ “Scorpion” (11.221m), CBS’ “NCIS: LA” (9.681m) and both hours of “The Bachelor” (8.541m/8.539m).

— The aforementioned “Lucifer” drew a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and 5.468 million total viewers. It was #3 in its timeslot for both adults 18-49 and total viewers (behind hour two of “The Bachelor” and “Scorpion”).

Last week’s episode drew a 2.0 with 5.998 million.

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.

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