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Bones came back strong, with 8.2 million people tuning in and a 2.5 demo.

That demo number marks an uptick of a tenth from the show’s winter finale (which aired Jan. 12) as well as a marked improvement on the rating most recently delivered in the Mondays-at-8 time slot by Alcatraz (1.6) and House (2.1).

As for the NCAA,Castle, Smash, Houseand other Monday night programming…

* CBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball championship averaged 17.8 million total viewers and a 6.4 demo rating from 9 to 11 pm.

* As reality-TV titans go, Dancing With the Stars (16.54 mil/2.8) was down 8 and 12 percent, while The Voice (10.7 mil/4.1) dropped 11 and 9 percent week-to-week.

* Gossip Girl returned to 1.1 million viewers and a 0.5 rating, flat versus its last outing.

* House (6.7 mil/2.2), bolstered by a stronger lead-in, saw double-digit gains.

* Castle was steady with 12.1 mil/2.2, while Smash (6.1 mil/2.2) gained a tenth in the demo — this opposite the second hour of NCAA hoops.