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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67 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. A. Cubero says

    This is my favorite show. Please bring it back. I am sick and tired of reality TV,
    cancel a few of those instead.

  2. Patricia Brown says

    Keep Bones. I love the show. I am getting tired of reality TV. Who cares who wins on American Idol? I disliked all the animated shows who are vulgar and crude. Thank goodness I can still watch repeats of Bones on TNT.

  3. Jen says

    I love bones. I had waited for the season to start and was then surprised when it seemed to disappear. It is a great show. The chemistry between bones and booth remind me of an older show jag that I also loved. I think that bones should definitely be renewed!!!

  4. Marci says

    I think Bones is the BEST show and I have many friends who think the same!!!! They better not take it off the air we look forward to it every week. It’s been awful without it on lately:( Don’t take Bones away!!!!!!!!!

  5. nancy says

    i love Bones! i do not fit your demographics. i am 70 andreally enjoy this type of etertainmnent. on Thursdays i look foreward to getting home from work, changing into my comfortable sweats, getting my tv dinner, and sitting down to watch this good show.
    for several weeks now, i get home on thursdays and it hasnt been on. What a dissapointment! The actors are all stellar, and i love Bones personality! Please keep this on the air.

  6. laflady says

    Love the show. Problem is I cannot see a regular time it has been on here since Nove.2011
    so I cannot affect the ratings?
    PLEASE leave the show on

  7. Christine Noga says

    I love Bones it should stay on the air! Where has it been. I haven’t seen an episode since January 2012? When will the show be back on the air?

  8. gail says

    I vote to renew. This is a great show with a great cast and even better music. I especially like Ryan O’Neil as Bones’ dad.

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