Fox’s Bones closed out Season 9 on Monday night with 6 million total viewers and a 1.6 demo rating (per finals), dipping just 6 percent and a tenth week-to-week but down 19 and 24 percent from its year-ago finale. (TVLine readers graded the episode “A-.”)
Leading out of that, 24: LAD did 5.7 mil and a 1.7, down 12 and 15 percent.
Over on ABC, Part 1 of the Dancing With the Stars finale (15 mil/2.6) was up 4 percent and three tenths week-to-week. The Bachelorette then returned to 7 mil/2.0, up a tenth versus its year-ago opener (which set a series low leading off the night) yet down sharply from its last time premiering out of DWTS (8 mil/2.6).
NBC’s The Voice (11.5 mil/3.2) added some viewers plus two tenths in the demo week-to-week. The Maya Rudolph Show‘s try-out (7.2 mil/2.1) bested the she-Bach and a Criminal Minds rerun in the 10 o’clock hour. (What are your early thoughts on Maya’s variety show? I possibly had too great of expectations and wish it had been about 25 percent funnier/stronger. But bless Kristen Bell’s gung-ho contributions!)
CBS’ Friends With Better Lives (5.1 mil/1.6) was steady, while the Mike & Molly finale (7 mil/1.9) dipped a tenth week-to-week but was on par with its previous finale (which aired on a Thursday, ‘member).