Update: in preliminary numbers, Bones scored a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating which was better than what 65% of you predicted….

After more than five months, Fox’s Bones finally returns tonight at 9pm with its seventh season premiere.  When last seen — at least with an original episode — Bones scored a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating in its season finale on May 19, 2011.

In its season finale in May, Bones had an hour of American Idol that scored a 6.2 adults 18-49 rating as its lead in. The X Factor will still provide a decent lead-in, but it won’t provide as much cover as ‘Idol.’ Will absence make the People Meters in Nielsen households grow fonder anyway?

Posted by:TV By The Numbers

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