Today's News: Our Take - Ratings: Mother, Carrie Diaries Hit Season Highs; Rules Returns Strong
How I Met Your Mother's fourth and perhaps final Robin Sparkles Daggers sparked a big ratings bump.
The CBS sitcom, which was just renewed for a ninth season last week, hit a season high Monday with 10.3 million viewers and a 4.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, up 8 percent from last week. It was the night's top-rated show and CBS' only show to perk up.
The Season 7 premiere of Rules of Engagement followed with 9.33 million and a 3.1, down from its Season 6 opener, which was on a Thursday.
ABC and NBC also had down nights, save for NBC's Deception (3.1 million, 1.2), which was flat.
On The CW, The Carrie Diaries (1.5 million, 0.7) hit a series high.
ABC: The Bachelor 7.8 million (2.4) [8-10 p.m.]
Fox:Bones 9 million (2.3)
NBC:The Biggest Loser 5.7 million (2.0) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: The Carrie Diaries 1.5 million (0.7)
Fox:The Following 8.9 million (2.9)
CW: 90210 790,000 (0.4)
CBS: Hawaii Five-0 9.6 million (2.3)
ABC: Castle 8.7 million (1.8)
NBC:Deception 3.1 million (1.2)
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