Ratings: Bones Bopped by Big Bang, Elementary Premiere Down, A to Z Falls

Bones Ratings

Fox’s Bones on Thursday night returned to 5.6 million total viewers and a 1.3 demo rating (per finals) opposite The Big Bang Theory and Mom, dropping 17 and 23 percent from its last fresh outing.

Leading out of that, Gracepoint (3.3 mil/0.8) was steady.


CBS | Pending adjustment due to NFL preemptions, The Big Big Theory marked its homecoming with 16.3 mil and a 4.1, down sharply from last fall’s Thursday premiere (19 mil/5.5) and slipping from its most recent Monday telecast (16 mil/4.6). Mom (11.1 mil/2.5) matched its previous premiere (8 mil/2.5), which aired on Monday, as well as The Millers‘ most recent numbers in the time slot (10 mil/2.5).

Two and a Half Men opened its final season with 10.3 mil and a 2.4, up sharply versus its May finale, while The McCarthys (8.1 mil/1.7) improved on The Crazy Ones‘ most recent performance leading out of Men. Elementary (7.6 mil/1.2) was down 25 and 43 percent from its previous premiere.

ABC | Leading out of a Great Pumpkin rerun, Scandal (9.3 mil/3.1) ticked up in the demo, while How to Get Away With Murder (8.7 mil/2.7) slipped 10 percent.

NBC | The Biggest Loser (4.4 mil/1.1), Bad Judge (4 mil/0.9) and Parenthood (3.9 mil/1.1) all dropped some eyeballs and a tenth in the demo, while A to Z (2.5 mil/0.7) fell 16 and 22 percent.

THE CW | Opposite the Big Bang/Mom, Vampire Diaries (1.6 mil/0.8) held steady, as did Reign (1.2 mil/0.5).

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