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Monday Final Nationals: ‘The X-Files’ on Fox Lead Season Finale Telecasts on the Night

This Monday Feb. 22 prime time saw a 3-way split victory: CBS with total viewers (8.63 million), ABC with adults 18-49 (2.0 rating/6.5 share) and adults 18-34 (1.8/7) and Fox with adults 25-54 (2.5/7).

Of the four season (or series) finales that aired on the night, Fox’s “The X-Files” drew the best ratings of the bunch, by far, and assuring itself another season of the revived 90’s hit drama with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

ABC tied a season-high on the night with young adults, thanks to “The Bachelor” which was Monday’s #1 regularly-scheduled TV series in adults 18-49 (tie) for the 3rd week in a row and ranked as the night’s top-rated series for the 8th consecutive week in adults 18-34, women 18-34, women 18-49.

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Programming Insider Monday, February 22, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.0/8 7623 1.8/7 2.0/6 2.4/7
8:00 The Bachelor 5.7/9 8671 2.4/9 2.5/8 2.9/8
10:01 Castle 3.7/7 5475 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.4/9 8625 0.9/3 1.5/5 2.2/6
8:00 Supergirl 4.5/7 7248 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.1/6
9:01 Scorpion 6.2/10 9868 0.9/4 1.7/5 2.5/6
9:59 NCIS: Los Angeles 5.7/10 8822 0.8/3 1.3/4 1.9/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.5/4 3874 0.8/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
8:00 Superstore (f) 3.0/5 4683 0.9/4 1.4/5 1.8/5
8:30 Telenovela (f) 1.9/3 2986 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.1/3
9:00 The Biggest Loser (f) 2.5/4 3906 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.5/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 3.8/6 6255 1.3/5 2.0/6 2.5/7
8:00 The X-Files (f) 4.6/7 7602 1.5/6 2.4/8 3.0/8
9:00 Lucifer 3.0/5 4863 1.0/4 1.5/5 2.0/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 933 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.6/1 924 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Jane the Virgin 0.6/1 941 0.4/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1964 0.8/2
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.3/2 2274 0.8/3
8:03 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 1913 0.7/2
9:03 Pasion y Poder 1.2/2 2188 0.8/3
10:04 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.1/2 1884 0.7/2

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 2/22/16

The Bachelor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 3.5/12
Men 18-34: 1.3/6
Women 18-49: 3.6/11
Men 18-49: 1.3/4

Castle” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

Supergirl” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

Scorpion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/5
Men 18-49: 1.6/5

NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.8/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Superstore” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.7/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Telenovela” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/2

The Biggest Loser” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The X-Files” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.7/6
Men 18-34: 1.4/6
Women 18-49: 2.4/7
Men 18-49: 2.4/8

Lucifer” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/4
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Jane the Virgin” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 0.55
Men 18-34: 1.18
Women 18-49: 0.61
Men 18-49: 1.36

Major Crimes” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.61
Men 18-49: 0.44

Cable Rankings – Monday 2/22/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Monday, February 22:


  1. WWE Raw” (USA, 8-9 p.m., 2.55 household rating): 4.201 million (1.43 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. WWE Raw” (USA, 9-10 p.m., 2.42 household rating): 4.055 (1.42)

  3. WWE Raw” (USA, 10-11:06 p.m., 2.11 household rating): 3.396 (1.20)

  4. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.366 (0.32)

  5. “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9-10 p.m.): 3.192 (0.53)
  6. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.664 (0.28)

  7. “Love and Hip-Hop” (VH1, 7:59-9 p.m.): 2.497 (1.35)

  8. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 2.486 (0.32)

  9. “Street Outlaws: New Orleans” (Discovery, 9-10:01 p.m.): 2.422 (1.00)

  10. “Kids Baking Championship” (Food Network, 8-9 p.m.): 2.279 (0.64)

  11. “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 10-11:04 p.m.): 2.228 (0.98)

  12. “Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood” (VH1, 9:00-9:30 p.m.): 2.126 (1.08)

  13. “Swamp People” (History, 9-10 p.m.): 2.065 (0.55)

  14. “K.Michelle: My Life” (VH1, 9:30-10 p.m.): 1.950 (0.97)

  15. “Diesel Brothers” (Discovery, 10:01-11:01 p.m.): 1.887 (0.92)
  16. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.832 (0.84)

  17. “Ellen’s Design Challenge” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 1.738 (0.43)

  18. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.587 (0.42)

  19. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.572 (0.40)

  20. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.585 (0.57)


  • “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9-10 p.m.): 1.552 (0.74)

  • “House Hunters” (HGTV, 8-8:30 p.m.): 1.516 (0.33)

  • “Teen Mom” (MTV, 10-11:02 p.m.): 1.485 (0.87)

  • “Hit The Floor” (VH1, 10-10:59 p.m.): 1.415 (0.70)

  • “Cake Wars” (Food Network, 9-10 p.m.): 1.358 (0.45)

  • College Basketball: Iowa State @ West Virginia” (ESPN, 9:03-11:06 p.m., 0.81 household rating): 1.260 (0.41)

  • “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.250 (0.19)

  • College Basketball: Virginia @ Miami” (ESPN, 7:00-9:03 p.m., 0.72 household rating): 1.144 (0.40)

  • “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.114 (0.50)

  • “American Dad” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 1.048 (0.55)

  • “Murder Comes to Town” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 1.047 (0.26)

  • “Billion Dollar Wreck” (History, 10-11:03 p.m.): 1.024 (0.29)

  • “Vanity Fair Confidential” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.965 (0.24)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 9-10 p.m.): 0.890 (0.18)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 8-9 p.m.): 0.881 (0.18)

  • “Vanderpump Rules After Show” (Bravo, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.821 (0.34)

  • “Wicked Tuna” (NGC, 9-10 p.m.): 0.812 (0.24)

  • “The Fosters” (Freeform, 8-9 p.m.): 0.788 (0.30)

  • “The Magicians” (Syfy, 9-10 p.m.): 0.647 (0.27)

  • “Angie Tribeca” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 0.609 (0.26)

  • NBA Basketball: Golden State Warriors @ Atlanta Hawks” (NBA TV, 8:01-10:29 p.m., 0.41 household rating): 0.586 (0.22)

  • “Full Frontal” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.565 (0.24)

  • “Recovery Road” (Freeform, 9-10 p.m.): 0.464 (0.18)

  • “Fameless” (truTV, 10:30-11:01 p.m.): 0.364 (0.19)

  • “Fameless” (truTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 0.350 (0.17)


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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