Hard to tell if the truth was out there after all with the event series revival of The X-Files (2.4/7), but on a night of season finales, the David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson starrer went out with some bounce. Not facing the Grammys of February 15 and matching The Bachelor (2.4/7) as the highest-rated show of the night, the sixth new episode of the Chris Carter-created Fox show was up 14% from last week among adults 18-49. Compared to two weeks ago, when it also matched the ABC romance series, The X-Files finale dipped a tenth.
With the 2-hour Bachelor up 9%, plus a rising Castle (1.1/4) up 22%, ABC won the night in the demo with a 2.0/6 rating. Fox was a very close second with a 1.9/6, in part thanks to a slipping Lucifer (1.5/4), that was down a tenth from last week.
Fox only had one, but it was all finales all night over on NBC Monday with Superstore (1.4/5), Telenovela (0.9/3) and a 2-hour The Biggest Loser (1.2/4). The two freshman comedies were up 17% and 29% respectively in the demo over the competition of the Grammys of last week. Having also lost the Grammys, the 9 – 11 PM Season 17 end of the weight loss reality show was up 50% in the 18-49s over its February 15 show. However, compared to its Season 16 8 – 10 PM ender of January 29 last year, a Thursday, TBL dropped some ratings weight with a 14% decline.
CBS also saw some declines with the return of its full Monday line-up of Supergirl (1.5/6), Scorpion (1.7/5) and NCIS: Los Angeles (1.3/4). In their first originals since February 8 AKA the day after the Super Bowl, the CBS line-up was down 17%, 19% and 19% respectively. In early numbers, those results are tied for lows for both Supergirl and Scorpion.
The CW saw Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.4/1) and Jane The Virgin (0.3/1) even with their last originals of two weeks ago.