The X-Files premiere ratings are in, and they’re just as good as you hoped they would be! The early numbers from Nielsen are showing 13.5 million viewers with a 5.1 rating among adults 18-49! Does this mean that FOX may consider more than these 6 episodes? Fans, keep your fingers crossed that the ratings continue to look this good for the rest of the episodes!
While Fox sent out an email last night stating that premiere would make its debut at exactly 10:18pm EST following the NFC Championship game, the series didn’t start actually start until 10:24 (which caused quite an uproar of impatient fans on Twitter). Tonight marks the second night of the two-night premiere event, and from here on out the series will shift to Monday nights at 8pm EST.
So what was the fan reaction to the premiere. A tremendous number of fans were ecstatic and nostalgic with the episode, whereas many TV critics were not on the same page.
— Jennifer Steele (@rennlark) January 25, 2016
This feels so good. So happy #XFiles is back. Even if only for 6 episodes. 🙂
— Emma Loggins (@emmaloggins) January 25, 2016
"I've never felt so alive." 😍😍 #XFiles
— Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) January 25, 2016
The new #XFiles was good despite it clearly being written on the bus on the way in to school
— Simon O'Keeffe (@okeeffesimon) January 25, 2016
— steven paston (@StevenPaston) January 25, 2016
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