You want to know something funny? Fox kept cancelling X-Files' companion shows but from the ratings Brisco County Jr. was the 2nd best companion show they ever had for X-Files on Friday nights. The best? That was Strange Luck, which they cancelled midseason. Some say ratings ratings, but this does look like a case of suits who kept hoping for something better and each time they got something good, by their standards, they cancelled it. Averaging every new episode's ratings... Fox Fridays alongside X-Files (& Millennium Season 1) Brisco County Jr.- 5.74 M.A.N.T.I.S.- 5.42 Strange Luck- 6.29 Sliders- 5.25 (Season 2), 5.68 (Season 3) X-Files- Fridays: 7.11, 9.71, 10.59 (Seasons 1-3) Sundays: 11.94, 12.10, 10.22, 8.58, 8.15, 5.59 (Seasons 4-9. Yeah, the first 3 eps of Season 4 were Friday...) Millennium- 7.32, 5.78, 4.66 Misplaced The Lone Gunmen's ratings somewhere... and for good measure... Space: A&B- 5.88 The Visitor- 5.41 Brimstone- 3.95 Harsh Realm- 3.6 Freakylinks- 2.80 I have Firefly elsewhere but it was well below John Doe, which aired beside it. Hey look, Space: Above & Beyond got higher ratings than Sliders Season 2 (which aired the same season) yet got cancelled. Same went for Strange Luck. Fox made some brilliant decisions from a ratings standpoint.