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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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Brittany January 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm

This show MUST be RENEWED!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKING LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!

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janice wright January 26, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I love the show. I have NEVER watched a bad Bones show. Please, please RENEW BONES!!! It is one of the better shows on TV.

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JoAnn Twaskas January 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Person of Interest definately has this show beat.
Once the main characters get together, end of story, even if it is a happy ending.

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Jennifer Hammonds January 25, 2012 at 6:54 am

I love this show so much it is ridiculous. PLEASE RENEW IT! It has great plot and characters that you love, everything you want in a show!

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Halle Culbertson January 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I think it definitely should be renewed for the eighth season. Bones is the best show ever. I honestly have my DVR set to record the whole series. I watch the episodes more than once and each time I notice different things. RENEW IT!!!!!!

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rikE2iis January 22, 2012 at 2:04 am

I really enjoy this show and it is not a rip-off of CSI, that’s like saying oranges are a rip-off of apples. Just because they are fruits don’t mean they are the same and besides CSI shows are full of garbage and pseudo-science. The CSI series has polluted people into thinking that every crime has DNA or some kind of physical evidence; so when they sit on a real jury if there isn’t clear-cut evidence then the defendant is innocent. CSI=GARBAGE BONES=ENTERTAINMENT!

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sharon January 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

yes renew this show awsome

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JP January 14, 2012 at 7:46 am

The numbers are pretty good for a show in its’ 7th season and having to work around Emily’s real life pregnancy (have nothing against the actress for this) which has resulted in a very poor schedule for the season. I mean come on fans of the show have been asked to tune in for a random episode in January and then come back at the end of March, apart from those of us who follow show news on the internet the common viewer won’t know what it going on. In my opinion the has consistently good throughout its’ run so renew for season 8.

Would love to see the show go on past 8 but I got a feeling after the awkward schedule of this year not as many viewers will come back next season.

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Sharon Mosely January 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I vote to renew the show. It’s great.

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Judy Tindall January 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Bones definitely should be renewed. Absolutely the best show on TV.

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Susan December 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm

They should definitely renew Bones for an 8th. season. It’s absolutely one of the best shows on t.v. and other than season 6 (which was pretty disastrous), it has been consistently good. The chemistry between David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel is wonderful. This season has been great with humor, gore and (finally) love between two main characters!

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Tim McDade December 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I think they should go for it. Bring it back for a full season not interrupted. Eight is a nice number to end on. Especially if they are going out while they are still one of the better shows on tv. It would be great to see how a baby would effect or change Bones.. Maybe end season 8 with a marriage. Depending on the writers and how much we enjoy all the characters as new parents. Why not a season 9, thou I hate when a show goes out one or two years past it’s prime. Plus if the finder works out maybe a couple cameos with Booth & Bones… Ending. On season 7 Not enough 8 Seasons sounds good. Plus I don’t like the sound of Bones the movie.
Last thing stop calling shows rip offs of other shows from the past. Yes most of it’s been done before in some form.. It’s what you do now. It’s how well it’s written. It’s findings the right actors with the right chemistry. Shows come & go the goods ones you remember forever. One of those reasons the real good ones know when to call it quits.. Just like the great athletes. You hate to see someone playing past their prime..

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Angela A December 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Let me add one more thing here. Hill Street Blues, Hardcastle and McCormick, Silk Stalkings, Hunter, In The Heat of The Night, Magnum PI and I can name more if need be came before CSI, Criminal Minds, Castle and Bones. Todays crime dramas have all been ripoffs from these earlier series if you want to get technical. There is nothing wrong with the show Bones. I can say the same thing about CSI. It’s a matter of a opinion.

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Angela A December 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I love this show and think it should definitely be renewed for next year. Bring on season 8! Also, truth be told CSI is a rip off as well. The first ever aired crime drama is the only original. All of the networks showing similar crime dramas are rip offs. It’s just a matter of which rip off show you like to watch. Personally, Bones is better . I don’t like CSI and never will. CBS can take a flying leap. Ever since they cancelled Moonlight, they have been one of those networks/channels I refuse to allow on my t.v.

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Daniella Bianca Rivera December 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I vote to not renew.

This show is absolute crap and nothing more than a CSI Ripoff.

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Susan December 16, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I suggest that you just don’t watch the show if you dislike it so much. Thank goodness you’re in the minority on this one!

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