Tuesday, May 21, 2024

“X Files” Returns with Huge Ratings, These 6 Episodes Won’t Be The End


“The X Files” came back on Sunday night at 10:30pm Eastern– after a long night of football. Were you still awake? A lot of people were, apparently. Like 16 million. And 6.1 percent of them were between the ages of 18 and 49. Sunday night’s delayed premiere of a six episode arc scored more viewers than anything except foot ball on Sunday night.

Last night the 2nd episode had a strong 9.7 million viewers and scored a 3.0 in the key demo. Those numbers may change as a lot of people may not have realized the second ep was the next night. Look for delayed viewing to increase the totals.

So the truth is out there, still. And we still have almost no info on the Mulder-Scully child, referred to coyly. Or Mulder’s missing years as a sex addicted screenwriter in California. My guess is we’re going to get more “X Files” sooner rather than later. But this new six-at-a-time mini run may be the way to go. Makes it special.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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