January 26, 2016



THE X-FILES gave FOX a Monday.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

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FOX:  Although THE X-FILES lost roughly half its post-NFL rating from Sunday night, 3.2 was still more than enough to win the night.  Even better, it served as a strong lead-in to the premiere of LUCIFER, which was the #2 show of the night with 2.4.  The LUCIFER rating remained nearly stable through the hour (2.5/2.4), suggesting that viewers were pleased.

CBS:  Despite the strong new competition, SUPERGIRL held at 1.8.  SCORPION fell 0.2 to 1.8, and NCIS: LA was down 0.1 to 1.5.

NBC:  The sitcoms took the brunt of the X-FILES arrival, with SUPERSTORE down 0.3 to 1.4 and TELENOVELA down 0.2 to 0.9.  THE BIGGEST LOSER gained 0.2 to 1.2.

ABC:  THE BACHELOR added 0.1 to 2.3, and the AFTERSHOW was also up 0.1 to 1.0.

CW:  CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND and JANE THE VIRGIN returned where they had left off, at 0.3/0.4.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? returns to ABC tonight, a question the network must often have pondered about its troubled Tuesday 10PM slot.  On cable, WGN premieres OUTSIDERS. 

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Fasts 3way 2016 Jan MON.25

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top cable programs from this day.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."