Friday, February 5, 2010

Bones Ratings: The Devil in the Details

Bones had only a slight dip in ratings for the winter finale "The Devil in the Details."

Source: TVBytheNumbers

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millions)






8:00 FOX Bones 3.2 10 11.93

CBS Surviving Survivor 2.3 7 8.18

NBC Community 2.2 7 5.22

CW Vampire Diaries 1.9 6 4.05

ABC The Deep End 1.3 4 5.01






8:30 FOX Bones 3.4 10 12.64

CBS Surviving Survivor 2.5 7 8.39

NBC Parks & Recreation 2.3 6 4.87

CW Vampire Diaries 1.8 5 3.98

ABC The Deep End 1.3 4 5.14

3 comments:

pfenix-goddess said...

Am I the only one who's absolutely furious at Fox right now? Alright, I get it -- American Idol is a ratings giant. I don't know *how*, mind you; that show is so mindless that it makes me gag. But still, "Bones" alone gets nearly 13 million faithfully every week. For a police procedural, even one as unique as "Bones," that's a *huge* faithful fan following.

Then you've got "Glee," which just won *how* many Golden Globes? Sells how many *millions* of songs on iTunes week in and week out, not to mention physical CD's and DVD's of the first half of the first season? And yet Fox still finds it perfectly logical to shut these shows down for *months* (PLURAL!!!) at a time for AI to take over their timeslots?

And they *wonder* why they have the lowest viewer loyalty ratings in the entire slot of network TV's. Seriously?!

Wendy said...

The main reason for this long hiatus is not American Idol. Yes, they do pre-empt scripted shows from time to time for it, but the reason for this long hiatus is actually the Winter Olympics. The network would lose money to put their scripted shows up against the Olympics and have them pull lower ratings. American Idol will still hold up well. Other than the year of the writer's strike, Bones has always aired episodes during this time, American Idol or not.

Stephanie said...

As Wendy said, it's the Olympics. The Olympics are a huge ratings draw. I know I personally will never ever watch sporting events on television unless they're part of the Olympics. Fox is actually being smart with their programming in this case. It sucks that our shows are gone for so long, but I would rather see Bones get 13 million viewers for their 100th episode in April than take a huge hit for it in February.

Now that being said, I'm *thrilled* with these recent ratings. It was number SEVEN last week in the ratings. That's crazy for a show to break into the Top 10 during its fifth season!!

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