Ratings: Bones Rises, Spartan Slips

Bones Ratings Season 11

Fox’s Bones this Thursday drew 4.4 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, rebounding 12 percent and two tenths from last week’s series lows… as it heads into a two-week holiday break.

Leading out of that, Home Free (2.2 mil/0.5) ticked down from its opener.

Elsewhere in the ratings….

THE CW | Beauty and the Beast (840K/0.2) was steady.

NBC | With no Ninja Warrior setting the table, Spartan (2.7 mil/0.7) dropped 40 and 50 percent from its Monday premiere. Aquarius (1.8 mil/0.4) slipped 25 percent in audience while steady in the demo.

CBS | Big Brother (5.6 mil/1.7) was down from Wednesday’s premiere (6.2 mil/1.9) and off 12 and 19 percent from its year-ago Thursday opener.

ABC | BattleBots did 3.9 mil/0.9 and then 3.9 mil/1.0, down sharply from last season’s average of 4.6 mil/1.4.

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