It was a night of finales and premieres and Howard Stern promising to play nice in primetime. The self-proclaimed King of All Media’s debut as a judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent (3.6/10) was down 16% from last season’s May 31 opener but still won the 9 PM slot Monday. The two-hour season premiere came in just short of last week’s The Voice finale. On CBS, the hourlong finale of How I Met Your Mother (3.6/10) was up 9% from two weeks ago. The Two And A Half Men (3.8/10) finale was even with the previous week. Mike & Molly (3.3/8) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.7/7) were up 6% and 17% respectively in their season-enders.
CBS took the night in adults 18-49, but ABC won in total viewers. (more…)