The X-Files Debuts As Most-Watched Series Premiere Of The Season On CTV

The truth is, Canadians still believe, as Numeris revealed 2.4 million viewers watched Part 1 of The X-Files two-night, out-of-this-world debut on CTV, making it the most-watched premiere on Canadian television this season, the most-watched X-Files episode than any other on record in Canada, and the most-watched new series debut since Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in 2013.

Marking the return of iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny, Californication) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, The Fall), The X-Files was the #1 non-sports program Sunday with total viewers, second by a slight margin to the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos, which delivered 2.45 million viewers on CTV. It was also the #1 program overall on Sunday among the key demos. Overall more than one in three English Canadians watching TV Sunday tuned into The X-Files.

The X-Files returned to its “home town” of Vancouver in a big way, with the premiere delivering an incredible 67% share for A18-34 and 61% for A18-49, as well as impressive double-digit ratings with A25-54 (11.2), A18-49 (11.5), and A18-34 (11.0).

Part 2 of The X-Files series premiere aired last night, but stats haven’t come in yet.

Photo: The X-Files/CTV