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Viewers: 8.98 million, up from last week’s 8.8, and up a million from last year’s October 8 episode.
Adults 25-54: 4.6/11
Compared to other networks: How I Met Your Mother came second to Dancing with the Stars, obviously, but did better than NBC’s Chuck, Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and the CW’s Gossip Girl.
Compared to other CBS comedies: Third in viewers again – this time behind Two and a Half Men (13.94m) and The Big Bang Theory (9.32m), but ahead of Worst Week (8.79m). Second in A18-49: Behind Men (5.1/12), ahead of Theory (3.6/10) and Week (3.0/7). Second in A25-54: Behind Men (6.2/13), ahead of Theory (4.3/11) and Week (3.7/8). Third in households: Behind Men (8.7/13) and Theory (6.0/9), ahead of Week (5.7/8).
CBS spins it:
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was second in households (5.7/08), viewers (8.98m), adults 25-54 (4.6/11) and adults 18-49 (4.0/10). Compared to last week, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was up +6% in households (from 5.4/08), +7% in adults 25-54 (from 4.3/10), +8% in adults 18-49 (from 3.7/09) and added +260,000 viewers (from 8.72m, +3%).