Primetime Ratings: CBS Lands in Second With 'How I Met Your Mother,' '2 Broke Girls' Finales

ABC wins in total viewers; NBC wins in demo
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CBS aired a pair of season finales on Monday night, with the
eighth season ender of How I Met Your Mother
-- in which viewers finally got a glimpse of the fabled mother in the series
-- earning a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 31% from last week but down 6% from its season
premiere. 2 Broke Girls also finished out this
season's run up 7% from last week at a 2.9, but down 22% from
its premiere. Mike & Molly improved a tenth to a 2.4, while Hawaii Five-0 slipped a tenth to a 1.8
at 10 p.m. CBS finished in second on the night with an overall 2.5/7.

ABC, though in third with an overall 2.0/6, still topped its
competition in total viewers. The network aired the season finale of Castle, which was up 10% from last week
to a 2.2 and up a tenth from its season premiere. Dancing With the Stars was even with last week, tying its
series-low 2.0 rating.

The CW aired the two-hour series finale of 90210, which was even with last week at
a 0.3 in the network's targeted 18-34 demo as well as 18-49.

NBC won with an overall 3.1/9, but was second in total viewers
to ABC. The Voice fell 12% to a 3.6,
while Revolution fell a tenth to a
1.9.

Fox, in fourth with an overall 1.7/5, aired a special
two-hour episode of Hell's Kitchen,
which was down 11% from its last episode on Tuesday.

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