Fox’s Bones returned from its winter break with back-to-back episodes last night. In both its 8 PM (2.1/6) and 9 PM (2.1/5) airings, the forensically inclined drama, which was recently renewed for a ninth season, was up 11% from its last original December 3. With 8.1 million watching its 8 PM broadcast, Bones also pulled in its biggest audience of the season so far for Fox.
On CBS, a slew of comedies returned from their winter breaks to give the network its best Monday of the season. How I Met Your Mother (3.8/10) started the night up 12% from its last original December 17, hitting season highs in viewership (10.42 million) and in the adults 18-49 demo. A repeat of The Big Bang Theory (3.6/9) followed. With 11.43 million viewers, the encore was the night’s most-watched sho. 2 Broke Girls (4.1/10) was up 17% from its last original last month, matching its season-to-date demo high and also hitting a viewership season high (12.20 million., With 11.52 million viewers, Mike & Molly (3.5/9) hit a season viewership high as well, rising 6% from its last original December 17. Closing out the night for CBS, Hawaii Five-0 (2.4/6) was even with its last original December 17. With 10.735 million watching, CBS won the night in viewers and the demo.
The CW’s Sex And The City prequel The Carrie Diaries (0.6/2) debuted soft last night. Still, with 1.6 million viewers, it was the best the network has done in the slot in more than a year.
ABC had a two-hour edition of The Bachelor (2.4/6) which was up a slight 4% from last week’s cycle debut. A new Castle (1.9/5) was flat with last week’s winter break return.
From 8 to 10 PM, NBC’s The Bigger Loser (2.4/6) didn’t put on or lose any audience weight this week, flat with January 7’s regular time-slot debut. However, freshman series Deception (1.6/4) took a hit, with the soap drama down 20% from last week’s series debut.
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