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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Jan. 25) -- X-Files sets the pace

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Fox fared well Monday night with hour two of The X-Files’ six-episode “event series.”

Leading off prime-time, the limited-run reunion of David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Dana Scully drew 276,214 D-FW viewers and 111,150 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Both were Monday night’s top showings in these measurements, with ABC’s competing first hour of The Bachelor (233,719 total viewers) and CBS’ Supergirl (219,554 total viewers) both making decent showings. The Bachelor also was the runner-up from 7 to 8 p.m. among 18-to-49-year-olds (88,920).

Fox’s 8 p.m. premiere of Lucifer then fell to third place in total viewers, drawing 184,142 opposite CBS’ Scorpion (269,131) and the second hour of The Bachelor (205,390). But the modern-day devil as a Los Angeles hot spot owner ranked a solid No. 1 in its time slot with 18-to-49-year-olds (95,271).

CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles won the 9 p.m. hour in total viewers (247,884) while NBC’s second hour of The Biggest Loser took the 18-to-49 gold with 57,163.

Over on CNN, the 8 to 10 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate town hall meeting, with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley making separate appearances onstage, drew comparatively scant interest with 42,494 total viewers and just 9,527 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 swept the 10 p.m. races in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at both 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m., but CBS11 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

LOCAL TV NEWS NOTE: -- Well, it’s always something. Ron Corning, co-anchor of TEGNA8’s early morning Daybreak program, was surprised to learn that a scam artist had created a bogus Facebook profile using pictures of him in an attempt to woo and then bilk a Kingman, Kansas woman.

Posing as “Robert Williams,” the scammer tried to sweet-talk a woman named Yolanda into buying him a $1,000 plane ticket to come visit her. But a “reverse Google image” search by Yolanda’s daughter turned up Corning’s Facebook page. The daughter then contacted Corning.

“I realized he’d used all of my profile pictures over the last year and a half, including one with my own mother. I was shocked,” Corning says in a story posted by Wichita CBS affiliate KWCH-TV.

Corning says he immediately contacted Facebook, which quickly removed the fake profile.

“It’s been an interesting 24 hours!” he later said in an email message to unclebarky.com.

The complete KWCH story is here.

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