RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘HIMYM’ & ‘Carrie Diaries’ Hit Season Highs, ‘Following’ Slips

Not much of a post-Super Bowl ratings bump for CBS’ Monday lineup, which was heavily promoted during the game — especially sophomore 2 Broke Girls, which got a glitzy David LaChapelle-directed pole-dancing ad. CBS still won every half hour of primetime last night led by veteran How I Met Your Mother, the only CBS series to post ratings gains vs. its most recent original. A special “Robin Sparkles 4” episode of the show, featuring Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders) as her former Canadian pop starlet self and a slew of celebrity cameos, drew a 4.0/11 among adults 18-49, up 8% from its last original two weeks ago and a season high. HIMYM, which was just renewed for a ninth and final season, was the top program of the night in 18-49. The seventh-season premiere of Rules Of Engagement (3.1/8) was down 14% from the veteran’s season premiere last season, which aired on Thursday following The Big Bang Theory, but a 29% improvement vs. the fall debut of the show Rules is replacing in the Monday 8:30 PM slot, the now defunct Partners. 2 Broke Girls (3.6/9, 11.2 million) was down a tenth from its last original and the most watched program of the night. Mike & Molly (3.1/8) and Hawaii Five-0 (2.3/6) were flat. (more…)

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