David Boreanaz and Emily Deshanel in Bones by Jay Maidment/Fox David Boreanaz and Emily Deshanel in Bones by Jay Maidment/Fox

Nothing was lost in translation Wednesday night, as Bones' trip across the pond averaged 9.7 million total viewers, a 17 percent improvement on the Fox series' year-ago season opener and its best premiere audience since it debuted in 2005. Bones was also the night's best performer in the key 18-49 demo.

Things didn't look as pretty for America's Next Top Model. Cycle 11 kicked off with 3.49 million viewers, an eight percent drop from the last opener and the series' lowest-rated première since its '03 launch.

In total viewers, Wednesday's most-watched program was America's Got Talent (10.15 mil). NBC thus again led the Big Three's coverage of the Republican Convention Starring Tina Fey, delivering a 10 o'clock hour audience of 7.6 mil. - Matt Mitovich