by Raphael Chestang 6:06 PM PST, January 25, 2016
While 13.5 million viewers tuned in for the premiere of The X-Files revival series Sunday night, not everyone was happy with the delay due to the NFC Championship game running late by a half hour.
“It’s football, so it’s not an exact science,” David Duchovny told ET on Monday at his Walk of Fame ceremony. “I think it’s nice we had football as a lead-in. I’m sure we had a lot of new fans because of that.”
Viewers who stuck around after the game were in for quite a treat as The X-Files made its triumphant return to Fox, but diehard fans of the original series may have gotten burned by the late start, as DVR recordings would have cut off the end of the episode. The controversy launched #TheTruthIsDelayed hashtag on Twitter.
“Tonight it’s going to start on time,” Duchovny promised.
ET caught up with the Golden Globe winner as he accepted his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after nearly three decades of acting in film and television.
“I wanted to look at what the cross streets were, so I could come back and take a look at it and bring my kids to see it,” Duchovny gushed.
The X-Files airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.