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The X-Files is a FOX show created by Chris Carter dealing with 2 FBI agents who work with the "X-Files," cases which could not be explained easily and often involve the paranormal. The show is filmed in Vancouver, BC. The show premiered on September 10, 1993. The X-Files is broadcast in North America, but can also be seen in Australia, Brazil, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. All dates in this guide reflect only North American broadcasts.


During its first season, "The X Files" finished 102 out of 118 shows in the Neilsen ratings with a 6.4 average . The show was recognized as one of the best shows on the air by the Viewers for Quality Television. It also garnered "Best Drama Series" honor at the Environmental Media Awards. The show was nominated for two Emmys, Best Title Sequence (which it won) and Best Music for a Title Sequence. The episode "Erlenmeyer Flask" was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for Best Episode and Television Series.

During its second season, "The X Files" finished 64th out of 141 shows in the Neilsen ratings with a 14.5 average. The show was chosen as Best Drama of 1994 by "Entertainment Weekly" , and won a Golden Globe for best television drama. "X Files" cinematographer John Bartley was nominated for an American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award for the episode "Duane Barry."
Viewers for Quality Television have nominated "The X Files" as best drama, and Duchovny and Anderson have been nominated for best actor and actress, respectively. These awards will be handed out on Sept. 23.
The Television Critic's Association nominated the show for Best Drama.
The show has garnered seven Emmy award nominations -- outstanding drama series (against Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, and NYPD Blue); outstanding individual achievement in writing (drama) - Chris Carter, "Duane Barry;" outstanding cinematography in a series - John Bartley, "One Breath;" outstanding individual achievement in editing/single camera production - James Coblenz, "Duane Barry," and Stephen Mark, "Sleepless;" outstanding sound editing for a series -- the sound crew consisting of supervising sound editor Thierry Couturier; dialogue editors Machiek Malish, Chris Reeves, Marty Stein, and Jay Levine; sound effects editors Stuart Calderon, Michael Kimball, David Van Slyke, Susan Welsh, Chris Fradkin, and Matt West; music editor Jeff Charbonneau; and ADR editor Debby Ruby Winsberg, for "Duane Barry;" and outstanding guest actress in a drama - CCH Pounder/Agent Kazdin, "Duane Barry." The Emmy awards ceremony will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, on Fox. Both Duchovny and Anderson will be presenters.

X-Files Episode Survey

Gary Dontzig, a writer on "Murphy_Brown", says, "I have a theory that out of 25 episodes, if you do five that are spectacular, you're in the big leagues." That's a batting average of .200.
An online survey of favorite episodes for first season was conducted by Charles McGrew, He is currently tabulating the second season results.

The results for the first season episodes are below. How did your favorite episodes/writers rate?

Rating Scheme of 1 (Mediocre) to 4 (Spectacular): Total number of ballots received: 116

Episode Title		-- Ave. Vote	-- #of Votes/ "4" Votes 
----------------	------------	-----------------------
Erlenmeyer Flask	-- 3.74		-- 102/78    
Tooms			-- 3.60		-- 93/62    
Squeeze			-- 3.56		-- 95/57
Beyond the Sea		-- 3.52		-- 112/72
Ice			-- 3.45		-- 108/60    
E.B.E. 			-- 3.44		-- 90/54 
Deep Throat		-- 3.43		-- 89/48   
Eve			-- 3.36		-- 107/57    
The X-Files		-- 3.36		-- 94/39 
Fallen Angel		-- 3.27		-- ??/??   
Fire			-- 3.02		-- 111/25    
Darkness Falls		-- 3.01		-- 100/30    
Conduit			-- 2.99		-- 91/23
Gender Bender		-- 2.91		-- 106/25
Roland			-- 2.86		-- 100/19
Lazarus			-- 2.74		-- 99/9
Shadows 		-- 2.74		-- 102/16
Young at Heart		-- 2.64		-- 88/8
Miracle Man		-- 2.58		-- 101/11
Born Again		-- 2.53		-- 97/7
The Jersey Devil	-- 94/8
Ghost in the Machine	-- 1.99 	-- 102/6
Space			-- 1.72		-- 106/3
Total Show Average is 2.97

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