The penultimate episode of How I Met Your Mother last night (3.4), boosted by the long-awaited Robin-Barney nuptials, jumped 17% from last Monday for a second consecutive week of gains as the show heads into its series finale next Monday. The tide lifted all ships, with the rest of CBS’ Monday lineup rebounding from their lows last week. 2 Broke Girls (2.3) was up +5%, Mike & Molly (2.0) was up +11%, Mom (1.9) was up +6% and Intelligence (1.2) was up +9%.
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NBC’s The Voice (3.6) dropped 0.4 (10%) from last week’s fast national. Despite that, The Blacklist (2.9) climbed a tenth for a second consecutive week of ratings increases. NBC (3.4) easily won the night in 18-49 by a 62% margin. In total viewers (12.11 million), it was edged by ABC (11.75 million). In Week 2, Dancing With The Stars (2.2) was down 12% from its season premiere. Castle (1.7) was off by a tenth. Fox dramas Bones and The Following were status quo, both matching last week’s 1.4 demo rating, which marks a series low for Following. The CW’s The Tomorrow People (0.3) slipped a tenth in its second Monday outing, on par with Star-Crossed (0.3), which matched its rating for the past two weeks.
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