X-Files still a ratings juggernaut

The return of The X-Files outrated its 2002 series finale by a modest margin on January 25th. Nielsen figures show The X-Files delivered close to 16.5 million viewers (including catch-up and PVR views) up from 2002’s 13.3 million tuning in for ‘The Truth‘.

The airing of new episode ‘My Struggle‘ got a ratings boost by following the NFC championship game, which brought in 40 million viewers. Fans of The X-Files were none too pleased when the episode was delayed by nearly 25 minutes due to post-game analysis from the Fox Sports anchor team.

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