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.
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.