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Bones: Ratings for the 2011-12 season

Bones ratingsHere are the updated ratings for the Bones TV series. On top of solving cases, Booth (David Boreanaz) and “Bones” (Emily Deschanel) now have to figure out how having a baby will impact their lives. The seventh season of Bones typically airs Thursday nights at 9pm on the FOX network.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Bones is going to be cancelled or renewed for season eight. Check out our FOX ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final seventh season averages: 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 8.07 million total viewers.

Episode 07-13: Monday, 05/14/12
1.9 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.21 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.39 in the demo with 8.07 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-12: Monday, 05/07/12
1.9 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 7.02 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.43 in the demo with 8.14 million.
Demo average rank: #9 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-11: Monday, 04/30/12
2.0 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 7.16 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.48 in the demo with 8.25 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-10: Monday, 04/23/12
2.2 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.38 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.53 in the demo with 8.35 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-09: Monday, 04/16/12
2.2 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.15 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.57 in the demo with 8.46 million.
Demo average rank: #8 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-08: Monday, 04/09/12
2.2 in the demo (-12% episode-to-episode change) with 7.56 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.61 in the demo with 8.63 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-07: Monday, 04/02/12
2.5 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 8.39 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.67 in the demo with 8.78 million.
Demo average rank: #7 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Update: Bones has been renewed for an eighth season on FOX. Season seven resumes on April 2nd.

Episode 07-06: Thursday, 01/12/12
2.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.64 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.70 in the demo with 8.88 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-05: Thursday, 12/08/11
2.4 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 8.11 million; third at 9pm, second at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.76 in the demo with 8.88 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-04: Thursday, 12/01/11
2.8 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 8.91 million; second at 9pm, first at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.85 in the demo with 9.08 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 13 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-03: Thursday, 11/17/11
2.7 in the demo (+4% episode-to-episode change) with 8.76 million; second in the timeslot at 9pm, first at 9:30pm.
Season average: 2.87 in the demo with 9.13 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-02: Thursday, 11/10/11
2.6 in the demo (-21% episode-to-episode change) with 8.64 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.95 in the demo with 9.32 million.
Demo average rank: #6 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-01: Thursday, 11/03/11
3.3 in the 18-49 demographic with 10.0 million total viewers; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 3.30 in the demo with 10.00 million.
Demo average rank: #5 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Season seven kicked off with a bang, no doubt in part thanks to a strong lead-in from X Factor. Bones was up by 22% when compared to last season’s premiere (a 2.7 in the demo) and saw it’s best numbers since 2008.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 3.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 10.09 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like Bones TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?

 

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Nikki November 28, 2011 at 3:20 pm

I love Bones! I vote to renew. Only cancel when there will be no lose stings.

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Sue November 20, 2011 at 6:19 am

I, too love Bones. All the characters are great. I’m looking forward to getting to know “Opus.” I hope the show continues for several more seasons. My husband and I are faithful viewers.

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Georgia November 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Bones was one of my favorite TV shows. Loved the sexual tension between Bones and Booth. Now that’s gone and the show can’t go back to the way it once was. Thought I’d give it a chance though, but after three episodes I am no longer a fan of the show.

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patricia November 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

I like the show very much and think it should have a season 8.

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Anonymous November 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

If FOX does not “keep” re-newing BONES, then FOX is run by more idiots than I originally thought.

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Ann Winans November 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

Definitely renew Bones…..it is one of the few programs I truly enjoy!

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judson November 11, 2011 at 10:36 am

I watched it for years, but the 2010 season sucked and I just knew this season would also. It jumped the shark with all the pregnantces. I liked the stories, albiet they are getting too graphic, and I liked the character interaction, but the baby krap is too much. It’s going to be a total chic flick series now, all the men will flee.

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Kat November 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

See, about the Moonlighting comparison… I think the chemistry of Bones and Booth is such that, if they had taken the time to develop the “romantic” aspect of their relationship (a “courtship” period as my mother calls it, most of us would probably just say “dating/getting-to-know-you”), I think people would’ve enjoyed it a lot more. Instead, because of the actress’s real life pregnancy being written in, we skip straight to the presumably-happy ending (made simpler by fact that Brennan is rich enough to support a child without struggle). It’s been great watching the two leads’ chemistry up to this point, but to skip all that romantic stuff in the middle is to really rob loyal female viewers who are into that sort of thing — plus, it helps us buy the relationship they have now. I’ll keep watching the show, because I like all the regular cast (whereas Moonlighting only had the two leads and their chemistry going for it, “Bones” can work as an ensemble show), but I wouldn’t be surprised if more viewers felt like Barb Mayo (above comment). The pregancy shocker at the end of the finale was a real let-down since we didn’t really even get to see them concieve the baby; in the same way, having them be together now, without the dating period… meh. It’s still good, but not as fulfilling as it should’ve been.

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Barb Mayo November 11, 2011 at 8:48 am

Used to love it. After last year’s finale, I was disappointed, but ever-loyal, decided to come back this year. Last week’s episode was a real letdown. Didn’t even turn it on last night. I’m done.

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Anna Coan November 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

RENEWED THIS IS MY FAVE. TV SHOW EVER I WOULD DIIIIIE IF THEY WENT OFF AIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JA November 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Bones is a great show and actually displays “some intelligence” something rare in the land of “reality TV”…

Please keep the show on, it is truly worth watching…

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Judy Bolden November 8, 2011 at 10:34 am

Please renew Bones! I love this series. Although I cannot get it on my Com cast cable I can watch it on the internet, great cast.

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Ashley November 5, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Keep Bones forever!!!! Renewed for a long time!

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Dolores Scully November 5, 2011 at 3:16 am

I love the serious Bones and would love you to do an 8 season and hopefully do an 9 season because it is a brllient love to all the great cast and crew.

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Barb November 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I vote to renew! This is the best season yet. I looked closely and I think Bones could be pregnant in real life. Her face looks like it to me. Love the cast too. I think when they add babies into a series, it is more true to life.

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Craig November 18, 2011 at 5:24 pm

She was pregnant in real life. She just had the kid in September, and her pregnancy was probably the reason for the pregnancy story arc. She is married to Rickety Cricket.

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JF November 4, 2011 at 11:05 am

We enjoy the program each week, so if you take Bones off the air, we truly will miss this series.

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