Last season, it looked like Bones might be coming to an end after 10 seasons. The network has bounced the series all over the schedule and the ratings have come way down over the years. Will the numbers start to rebound in season 11? Will this FOX series be cancelled or renewed for a 12th season? Stay tuned.
Bones revolves around a married couple who use their skills as an FBI agent (David Boreanaz) and a forensic anthropologist (Emily Deschanel) to solve difficult cases. The show’s cast also includes Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, TJ Thyne, and John Boyd.
The ratings are typically the best sign 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 — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
2/25 update: FOX has renewed Bones for a 12th and final season of 12 episodes. Details here.
7/22 update: You can see the rest of the latest night’s ratings.
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For comparisons: The 10th season of Bones averaged a 1.24 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.37 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 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 of days later.
What do you think? Do you still like the Bones TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a 12th season?
Love Bones from the beginning still do keep them coming
In beginning..great-fun, then Bones was shown as thoughtless,ignorant,stupid idiot.way too much.most genious’s not such extreme way…than her speaking sounded like Mrs. Rosevelt….stiff and annoying….the show should stay,get first writer back and find 2 new main stars
I’m an extreme Bones fan. Highly upset that it is ending.
What a crappy thing to do to fans. The channel has no faith in the show!
I would love to have the 13th season be televised! ! I’ve been an avid watchers for all seasons! ! LOVE THE SHOW!!!
But I would like to know why TJ is really in a wheelchair? ??
Thanks. Shirley Rushin
Bones should be renewed. It doesn’t make any sense that you are taking good shows off the air and leaving this bs garage on the air. Shows like bones true blood lost girl haven and almost human should stay on the air Fox needs to get there stuff together on the real. I know some of these shows aren’t Fox but I’m just saying in General. Tv stinks now. But the real shows back on tv.
I started watching Bones on Channel 52. All old episodes. I was flipping channels looking for something good when I came across the new episodes on a different channel. I was so happy. I feel in love with the humor and all the actors and the way they interact. Please don’t cancel one of the better tv shows.
My whole family loves bones I cannot imagine not watching it on Thursday night it’s an excellent show the writers the actors are great my kids love it even my grandkids love it so please renew it for a season 12 and show the other the other half of season 11 Fox don’t let your fans down just renew it please
I think bones should keep going. My whole family watches this show and it would be super sad to see it go. I don’t like all these other shows I want to keep watching bones. Don’t cancel. Renew it.
I love this show i got hooked up with this show so did my kids and they ask me is their a new episode I tell no so I want them back please put them back on the air fox please I learn a lot about bones I didn’t know fingers call phalanges
Bones has been a part of my and my familys life for the past 11 1/2 seasons we love this show and its always been very entertaining and I can not see fox not airing the second half of 11 season and you must renew it for another season please, I know bones could keep the show very on top so don’t let your fans down.
I have always been a huge Bones super fan! I even have my 9 year old grandaughter reminding me not to delete the recordings until she is caught up on latest episode. I am seeing story line changes that make me think it will be coming to an end soon. That will make me sooo sad, I do miss emilys older version of temprence Brennans character,
Show is still extremely entertaining. I never want it to end. Will their be another season?.
This is a great show. Come on, Deshanel can carry it all by herself but the two make good chemistry. I like it and want it for more seasons to come. Don’t screw up a good thing.
Bones is the best show on Thursday night my whole family and myself love the show you have kept everybody on edge with this way each show is going and I can’t not imagine you not renewing it for another season everybody that I talk to love the show bones and you cannot even dream of not renewing it we all love the show.
I agree the show should stay on for at least one more season.