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Ratings: “The X-Files” Falls Against Grammys, “Lucifer” Down Slightly

LUCIFER: Tom Ellis in the "Manly Whatnots" episode of LUCIFER airing Monday, Feb. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX

While “The X-Files” was FOX’s more successful Monday night broadcast, lead-out “Lucifer” deserves credit for holding up better against CBS’ mammoth Grammy Awards ceremony.

Per fast national data, Monday’s “The X-Files” drew a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating and 7.068 million total viewers. In addition to losing to CBS’ Grammys (final ratings pending), it lost to ABC’s “The Bachelor” (2.2 with 7.222 million in the 8PM slot, 2.2 with 7.147 million from 8-10PM).

Last week’s “The X-Files” drew a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating and 8.305 million total viewers.

The aforementioned “Lucifer” followed with a 1.6 rating and an audience of 5.153 million total viewers. The numbers only narrowly trail the 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and 5.465 million marks drawn last week.

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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