The premiere of “The X-Files” on FOX was the biggest non-football show in the same-day ratings for last week, and unsurprisingly it retains that title in the Live +3 ratings.

The show grew from a 6.1 rating in adults 18-49 to a 7.8 with three days of delayed viewing, good for second place for the week behind its lead-in, the NFC Championship game (15.7). It also added 4.09 million viewers and grew to 20.29 million — but couldn’t quite overtake “NCIS” (20.48 million) for the No. 2 spot.

FOX also says an additional 1.1 million people streamed “The X-Files” on Hulu and FOXNOW.

“The Blacklist” (2.8, up from 1.6), “Criminal Minds” (3.0 from 2.0) and “Shades of Blue” (2.4 from 1.4) were the other top gainers. “Legends of Tomorrow” added 0.7 points to its 18-49 rating for the series premiere.

Below are the Live +3 rankings in adults 18-49 and viewers for Jan. 18-24, followed by lists of the biggest gains in each measure. Unlike Live +7, these rankings include specials as well. Percentage-gain leaders are not reported here but will continue to be in Live +7.

Top 25 broadcast shows (including ties) in Live +3 adults 18-49 for Jan. 18-24, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 18-49 rating
1 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP FOX 15.7
2 THE X-FILES – P FOX 7.8
3 NCIS CBS 3.1
4 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 3.0
5 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 2.9
6 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 2.8
6t SCORPION CBS 2.8
6t THE BLACKLIST NBC 2.8
9 THE BACHELOR ABC 2.7
9t CHICAGO FIRE NBC 2.7
11 BLACK-ISH ABC 2.6
11t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.6
11t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 2.6
14 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.5
15 SUPERGIRL CBS 2.4
15t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 2.4
17 THE MIDDLE ABC 2.3
17t NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 2.3
17t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 2.3
17t CHICAGO PD NBC 2.3
21 MOM CBS 2.2
21t BLUE BLOODS CBS 2.2
21t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 2.2
21t CHICAGO MED NBC 2.2
25 MIKE & MOLLY CBS 2.1
25t SUPERSTORE NBC 2.1

 

Top 25 broadcast shows in Live +3 viewers for Jan. 18-24, 2016

Rank Show Net L+3 viewers (000s)
1 NFC CHAMPIONSHIP FOX 45841
2 NCIS CBS 20482
3 THE X-FILES – P FOX 20287
4 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 15635
5 BLUE BLOODS CBS 15231
6 SCORPION CBS 14471
7 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 13753
8 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 12589
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 12119
10 THE BLACKLIST NBC 11512
11 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 11203
12 AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY FOX 10811
13 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 10749
14 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 10729
15 SUPERGIRL CBS 10294
16 LIFE IN PIECES CBS 10174
17 MOM CBS 10151
18 CODE BLACK CBS 10044
19 ELEMENTARY CBS 9503
20 CHICAGO PD NBC 9360
21 CHICAGO MED NBC 9341
22 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 9283
23 LIMITLESS CBS 8993
24 THE BACHELOR ABC 8941
25 ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 8711

 

Adults 18-49 total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE X-FILES – P FOX 6.1 7.8 1.7 28%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 1.6 2.8 1.2 75%
3 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 2.0 3.0 1.0 50%
3t SHADES OF BLUE NBC 1.4 2.4 1.0 71%
5 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 1.8 2.7 0.9 50%
5t LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
5t BLACK-ISH ABC 1.7 2.6 0.9 53%
8 SCORPION CBS 2.0 2.8 0.8 40%
8t ELEMENTARY CBS 1.1 1.9 0.8 73%
8t CHICAGO PD NBC 1.5 2.3 0.8 53%
8t LIMITLESS CBS 1.2 2.0 0.8 67%
12 NCIS CBS 2.4 3.1 0.7 29%
12t BLUE BLOODS CBS 1.5 2.2 0.7 47%
12t NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 1.6 2.3 0.7 44%
12t LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – P CW 1.2 1.9 0.7 58%
12t THE FLASH CW 1.3 2.0 0.7 54%
17 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
17t SUPERGIRL CBS 1.8 2.4 0.6 33%
17t CODE BLACK CBS 1.4 2.0 0.6 43%
17t CHICAGO MED NBC 1.6 2.2 0.6 38%
17t THE GOLDBERGS ABC 2.0 2.6 0.6 30%
22 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
22t AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 2.4 2.9 0.5 21%
22t LIFE IN PIECES CBS 2.0 2.5 0.5 25%
22t MOM CBS 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
22t THE BACHELOR ABC 2.2 2.7 0.5 23%
22t THE MIDDLE ABC 1.8 2.3 0.5 28%
22t 2 BROKE GIRLS CBS 1.7 2.2 0.5 29%
22t MASTERCHEF JUNIOR FOX 1.5 2.0 0.5 33%
22t AMERICAN CRIME ABC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
22t HEROES REBORN – F NBC 1.0 1.5 0.5 50%
22t HELL’S KITCHEN FOX 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
22t ARROW CW 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%
22t NEW GIRL FOX 1.3 1.8 0.5 38%
22t BROOKLYN NINE-NINE FOX 1.1 1.6 0.5 45%

 

Viewers total gain

Rank Show Net L+SD L+3 Increase % Increase
1 THE X-FILES – P FOX 16193 20287 4094 25%
2 THE BLACKLIST NBC 7424 11512 4088 55%
3 SHADES OF BLUE NBC 6935 10749 3814 55%
4 BLUE BLOODS CBS 11556 15231 3675 32%
5 ELEMENTARY CBS 6338 9503 3165 50%
6 NCIS: LOS ANGELES CBS 10642 13753 3111 29%
7 CHICAGO FIRE NBC 8159 11203 3044 37%
8 NCIS CBS 17509 20482 2973 17%
9 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 9252 12119 2867 31%
10 SCORPION CBS 11605 14471 2866 25%
11 CHICAGO PD NBC 6518 9360 2842 44%
12 CODE BLACK CBS 7291 10044 2753 38%
13 LIMITLESS CBS 6334 8993 2659 42%
14 HAWAII FIVE-0 CBS 10072 12589 2517 25%
15 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 6908 9283 2375 34%
16 NCIS: NEW ORLEANS CBS 13313 15635 2322 17%
17 CHICAGO MED NBC 7050 9341 2291 32%
18 BLACK-ISH ABC 5721 7783 2062 36%
19 AMERICAN CRIME ABC 3767 5563 1796 48%
20 LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – P CW 3214 4932 1718 53%
21 ANGEL FROM HELL CBS 7026 8711 1685 24%
22 MOM CBS 8490 10151 1661 20%
23 SUPERGIRL CBS 8768 10294 1526 17%
24 THE FLASH CW 3407 4927 1520 45%
25 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 9223 10729 1506 16%

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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