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Bones: Season Nine Ratings

Bones TV show on FOX ratingsThe ratings for Bones have been declining over the past few seasons. Will they continue to fall or will they start to rise? Could it be in danger of being cancelled or is it a lock to be renewed for season 11 on FOX? Stay tuned!

Bones revolves around a forensic anthropologist and an FBI agent who now share more than just cases. The cast includes Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, and John Francis Daley.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — typically the following morning, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.

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1/29 update: Bones has been renewed for a 10th season.

5/20 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings in context.

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Last year comparison: The eighth season of Bones averaged a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.75 million total viewers.

Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. 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 still like the Bones TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 10th season?


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jamie flores March 29, 2015 at 1:22 pm

Sweets leaving was a blow to the show. The new FBI guy is just not working out ! Bones is not out in the field enough with Booth since the new guy started. I think Sweets being undercover and coming back could be worked out… he was the glue that kept the team together !! Why wasn’t Russ and family or Jarred at the wedding? I know this has been awhile ago but it was strange. Why is Russ and family, Jarred and Parker never on the show anymore ? Not even when the baby was born !! Booth would never forget Parker like this !! Writers get it together please !!


Nicholas March 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm

Bones has been one of mine and mine family’s favorite shows. My mom and even my little sister (aged 6) were all interested and watched it with me on a weekly basis, it became like a tradition to spend the 8-11 hours watching TV shows. Even though we watch numerous other shows like NCIS, Law and Order:SVU just to name a few we always catch Bones or at least record it to watch it later. I hate though how the promotion and the companies make the winter break last longer than it does for most other shows. I watched every single episode and loved them all. It’s a great show that grips the viewers of all ages, and I would hate for FOX to cancel it before its time is up. However, it sucks that they got rid of Sweets (even though he left the show to direct another movie it was I believe) he was awesome and now he can’t be bought back.


Eileen Chiovaro March 11, 2015 at 3:34 pm

Bones is my favorite show . It has both intrigue and comedy. I think the whole cast is excellent. I just wish you could work Sweets back into the show. I think letting him go was a big mistake. Maybe he could have been away working undercover.


C. Leckington February 16, 2015 at 3:05 pm

I have wondered why Bones hadn’t shown any episodes since last December and a from other comments made, I see why. FOX has several other shows that I faithfully watch, but Bones has been my favorite since its inception. If the writers are running out of story lines, just ask some of the fans for ideas. Surely they can look up some of the more interesting forensic mysteries in our nations archives? Has Kathy Reichs left as a consultant? I see that PERCEPTION as been cancelled after this season and that was another one of my favorite FOX shows as well. Leave well enough alone is my advice!!!


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