When I'm not writing, I teach college communications courses, and all my students (most of them born in 1997, 1998, or 1999...) raise their hands with recognition when I ask them about The X-Files.
They love it, and discovered it on Netflix (which is weird to think about, at least for a 45 year old like me...). The series has undergone a journey similiar, in some ways, to what happened to Star Trek in syndication A new generation has found it outside of original run (and years later...), and unlike my generation with syndication, these folks had the entire episode catalog at their finger-tips to explore at their own pace and desire. So I think the audience is there, and primed for a return of X-Files storytelling.
Anyway, food for thought as we move into yet another new era. I can't wait till the revival begins in January (and you can bet I'll be blogging every episode as it airs.)