Monday was a downer for Fox


FOXFOX aired originals of BONES and HOUSE from 8-10pm last night:       
* BONES: 2.1/6, down -16% from last week’s Monday time period premiere

* HOUSE: 2.0/5, down -13% from last week

The competition:                                                                    

* NBC’s The Voice (3.9/11) delivered a Monday season low for the fifth week in a row, down -5% from last Monday (4.1/11). Last night’s telecast was down -42% from the show’s first Monday telecast this season (6.7/17 on 2/16/12). In addition, last night’s The Voice was down -15% from its second live Monday show last summer (4.6/13 on 6/14/11).  At 10pm, Smash (2.1/5) was flat with last week.

* Dancing With The Stars (2.9/8) on ABC was flat with last Monday, but through four weeks is down -37% from its comparable performance last year (3.1/8 vs. 4.9/13). A special encore of new drama Scandal posted a 1.3/4 at 10p.

* On CBS, How I Met Your Mother (3.4/10) was down -3% from three weeks ago and matched its lowest original rating of the season. 2 Broke Girls (3.4/9) and Two & A Half Men (3.5/9) both posted their lowest original ratings ever, down -3% and -8%, respectively, from their most recent originals on 3/19/12.. Mike & Molly (3.2/8) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.6/7) were both in line with their latest originals (3.1/8 and 2.5/6 on 3/19/12).