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Positive Start for Fox’s Revised Monday

Both 'The X-Files' and 'Lucifer' Generate Early Interest

Metered Markets

CBS: 5.9 rating/9 share, Fox: 5.4/ 8, ABC: 4.6/ 7, NBC: 2.3/ 4, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +54, CBS: +11, ABC: – 8, CW: -33, NBC: -49

“The X-Files” (Fox)

-Honorable Mention:
“Lucifer” (Fox)

“Telenovela” (NBC), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Jane the Virgin” (CW)


Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this final January Monday in the household overnights with its combination of “Supergirl” (#3: 4.8/ 7), which is a shoo-in for a second season renewal, “Scorpion” (#1 for the night: 6.6/10) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 6.5/10). If it “ain’t broke, there is no need to fix it,” so the assumption is this Monday night line-up will remain intact on the Eye net next season.

In time period premiere news, the revival of “The X-Files” in the Monday 8 p.m. was certainly not the powerhouse it was out the Arizona Cardinals at the Carolina Panthers on the top-rated NFC Championship on Sunday. But a 6.2 rating/9 share in the household overnights last night topped the 8 p.m. time period, besting the first-hour of “The Bachelor” on ABC (#2: 5.6/ 8) and aforementioned “Supergirl” on CBS by 11 percent and 29 percent, respectively. And “The X-Files” was a hefty 48 percent over year-ago occupant “Gotham” (4.2/ 6 on 1/26/15). Consider this a positive time period debut for the return of “The X-Files.”

Next on Fox was the series premiere of drama “Lucifer,” which finished third in the 9 p.m. hour with a respectable 4.6/ 7 in the household overnights. Comparably, this was 59 percent over year-ago time period occupant “Sleepy Hollow” (2.9/ 4 on 1/26/15). Overnight retention out of lead-in “The X-Files” was respectable at 74 percent. And the slippage in the second half-hour was only four percent (4.7/ 7 to 4.5/ 7). Mirroring “The X-Files,” this is a positive start for “Lucifer.”

Over at ABC, two more hours of guilty pleasure “The Bachelor” was on the map with a 5.5/ 8 from 8-10 p.m. And it led into another edition of post-show “Bachelor Live” at a second-place 3.3/ 5 at 10 p.m.

On NBC, Monday 8-9 p.m. sitcoms “Superstore” (#4: 3.1/ 5) and “Telenovela” (#4: 2.2/ 3) lost steam, dipping by 14 and 15 percent, respectively, from one week earlier. But there is every reason to still expect a second season for “Superstore.” And they led into “The Biggest Loser,” which scored a slim (excuse the pun) 2.1/ 3 in the household overnights from 9-11 p.m.

The CW capped off the night with the perennially low-rated pairing of one-hour comedies “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (#5: 0.7/ 1) and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.8/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research