Though it stirred juuuust a smidgen of conversation, How I Met Your Mother‘s series finale on Monday night drew 13.1 million total viewers while scoring a 5.4 demo rating (per finals), surging 44 and 54 percent week-to-week to end its run on all-time high notes.
Leading out of that, CBS’ sneak peek at the new sitcom Friends With Better Lives – which TVLine readers gave an average grade of “B-” — retained 8 mil and a 2.6. Mom (7.2 mil/2.2) actually shed some eyeballs but rose 16 percent in the demo, while the Intelligence finale (5.6 mil/1.2) was up 12 percent and a tenth.
Facing off against the mighty Mother, Fox’s Bones (5.6 mil/1.5) ticked up a tenth. The Following was flat with 4.2 mil/1.4.
Over on NBC, The Voice (12.1 mil/3.4) dipped 6 and 9 percent, but The Blacklist (11.4 mil/2.8) added some eyeballs while steady in the demo.
ABC’s Dancing With the Stars (13.7 mil/2.3) was flat.
The CW’s Star-Crossed (1.1 mil/0.4) rose 25 percent and a tenth, while The Tomorrow People (1.11 mil/0.5) gained 42 percent and two tenths — together, they gave the network its most-watched Monday since Feb. 4, 2013.