More The X-Files? All The X-Files? Well, if the ratings are to be believed, that’s exactly what the fans want.
FOX is reporting that The X-Files two-night premiere event, which premiered within 24 hours in the U.S and 80 other countries internationally, delivered more than 50 million viewers, setting new ratings records in multiple markets. And these numbers are not even final yet! For now, the U.S numbers include national L+3 data, and the international numbers just L+SD data from 20 measured markets. What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that ratings will surely increase as time-shifted viewing rolls up to +7 viewing around the world.
How incredible are the numbers? Across 6 measured FOX channel markets in Latin America, the live premiere reached more than 1.6 Million Total Viewers, with an average audience of almost 1 Million viewers. Across 11 European FOX markets, the episode 1 live premiere of THE X-FILES was seen by over 2.5 million Total Viewers, with an average audience of 1.7 million viewers. The episodes set new ratings records across FOX channels in countries like Finland, Serbia, Italy, The Netherlands and Poland. And, in Canada, the show debuted as the most watched series premiere of the 2015-2016 season with 2.4 million viewers on Sunday January 24th. Episode 1 also had the largest audience of ANY episode of The X-Files ever aired in Canada.
The episodes have not yet premiered in some big international markets like UK, Germany, France, Australia and India, which are expected to add millions to the worldwide ratings.
At this point, we might as well just come out and say it in unequivocal terms: We want more, FOX. The WORLD wants more.
The X-Files airs Mondays, at 8/7c on FOX.