While the year has been in full swing for a month or so, this is my first ratings post for the new season. Hurray! I know, I thought TV would’ve been dead by now, too. It’s alive and well — very alive.
The week of January 18 happened to see the debut of The X-Files. Even though it aired at the awkward time of 10:24 on a Sunday, The X-Files drew just over three million viewers to become the week’s top program (by a good margin, too).
Other newbie DC’s Legends of Tomorrow did okay with just under two million viewers. It, too, had a bit of an odd start time for an hour-long show. Legends of Tomorrow aired at 8:31, and CTV probably decided to do that to give the show a boost from The Big Bang Theory.
The Big Bang Theory was a rerun that Thursday, but it still came in fifth for the week behind The X-Files, NCIS, football and Criminal Minds.
Elsewhere, even though it’s a new year, Mondays are still weird. CTV took a clobbering on Monday, January 18. It looks like it aired a special celebrity edition of MasterChef from 8-10 p.m., but CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, City’s Scorpion and Global’s Chicago Fire all attracted more viewers than MasterChef that night. The night’s top show? NCIS: Los Angeles. You don’t see that very often.
Anyway, for more on the week’s top programs, check out Numeris at the source link.
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