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Ratings: Double Date

Viewers: 8.73 million, down from last week.

Adults 18-49: 3.6/10, up from last week.

Households: 5.5/9, down slightly.

Compared to other networks: Behind Fox and ABC (though HIMYM did beat Dancing with the Stars in 18-49), ahead of the CW and NBC.

Compared to other CBS comedies: There’s no news on 18-34 numbers, where HIMYM usually has an edge, but in 18-49, households, and total viewers, the show placed behind The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men, but ahead of Accidentally on Purpose.

Sources: Zap2It, TV By the Numbers, PI Feedback.

Ratings: Definitions

Viewers: 9.22 million – down about half a million from last year’s premiere, but last year’s premiere wasn’t up against House. Last year’s premiere also aired at 8:30PM – the last HIMYM episode to air in the 8PM timeslot was Old King Clancy, which only pulled 7.4 million.

Adults 18-49: 3.5/9

Adults 18-34: 3.2/9

Adults 25-54: 4.0/10

Households: 5.7/9

Compared to other networks: Behind Dancing with the Stars and House in everything, ahead of Heroes and One Tree Hill.

Compared to other CBS comedies: Third in viewers, which is where you can expect to see it all season – CBS’ strategy to turn The Big Bang Theory into a megahit by putting it in the post-Two and a Half Men timeslot is paying off, since TBBT saw its best numbers ever. HIMYM was third in everything else as well, with the exception of 18-34, where it surpassed TBBT. [CBS didn't provide 18-34 numbers for Men or Accidentally on Purpose.]

Sources: Zap2It, TV By the Numbers, CBS.

Ratings: Murtaugh

Viewers: 9.23 million.

Adults 18-49: 3.9/10

Adults 18-34: 3.4/10

Households: 5.4/8

Compared to other networks: Third in viewers and 18-49, second in 18-34.

Compared to other CBS comedies: Second in 18-34, third in 18-49, last in viewers.

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, TV By the Numbers.

Ratings: Old King Clancy

Viewers: 7.4 million – so much for the 8 PM experiment.

Adults 18-49: 2.9/8, up from last week.

Adults 18-34: 2.6/8, also up from last week.

Households: 4.5/7, up from last week.

Compared to other networks: Third out of five in viewers, second in 18-49 and 18-34 in the 8:00 slot.

Compared to other CBS comedies: First in 18-34, third in everything else. [Fourth place: The 8:30 rerun.]

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, TV By the Numbers.

Ratings: The Front Porch

Viewers: 9.23 million. Up about 700K from last week’s beating. Blame Dancing with the Stars

Adults 18-49: 3.8/10, up from last week.

Adults 18-34: 3.7/11, also up from last week.

Households: 5.5/8, up from last week.

Compared to other networks: Behind Dancing with the Stars and House in everything.

Compared to other CBS comedies: Last in viewers, households, and 18-49, but not to worry: HIMYM still pulled off CBS’s best 18-34 numbers of the night.

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, TV By the Numbers.

[For anyone interested in last week's numbers, which went unposted: TV By the Numbers, PIFeedback.]

Ratings: The Stinsons

Viewers: 11.08 million. Up nearly a million from the last new episode (The Possimpible), and the third episode this season (after Little Minnesota and Benefits) to break 11 million – fairly impressive after a monthlong hiatus.

Adults 18-49: 4.2/10, same as the last episode.

Adults 18-34: 3.3/9, down slightly from last ep.

Households: 6.7/10, up from last episode.

Compared to other networks: Second to the finale of The Bachelor in everything, but with the best non-Bachelor 18-34 numbers of the night.

Compared to other CBS comedies: Third in viewers – ahead of TBBT, but behind Rules of Engagement, which premiered last night. First in 18-34, second in 18-49, and tied for third (with TBBT) in households.

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, TV By the Numbers.

Ratings: The Possimpible

Viewers: 10.18 million. Down from Three Days of Snow, still higher than anything this season before The Fight.

Adults 18-49: 4.2/10

Adults 18-34: 3.4/9

Adults 25-54: 4.7/10

Households: 6.2/09

Compared to other networks: Third in viewers, households, and 18-34, second in 18-49 and 25-54.

Compared to other CBS comedies: Third in viewers, last in households, and second in 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54.

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, TV By the Numbers, CBS.

Ratings: Three Days of Snow

Viewers: 10.75 million. Down a million from last week, but facing strong competition from Fox (which debuted its House/24 Monday lineup last night), CBS was down about a million viewers on average last night. This is the third largest audience this season, behind Little Minnesota and Benefits.

Adults 18-49: 4.5/11

Adults 18-34: 3.6/9

Adults 25-54: No idea – CBS didn’t issue a press release this week. (There wouldn’t be much to say other than “Fox won.”)

Households: 6.2/9 – tied with Benefits for the season high.

Compared to other networks: Second to House in every way. HIMYM got better 18-49 numbers than anything that wasn’t House or Two and a Half Men and better 18-34 numbers than everything but House and the fourth half hour of The Bachelor.

Compared to other CBS comedies: Third in viewers, second in 18-49, first in 18-34, third in households.

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, TV By the Numbers.

Ratings: Benefits

If you pay any attention to ratings at all, you’ll know that Fox, while it doesn’t have much going for it in the fall other than baseball and House, happily spends January through May mercilessly crushing everyone else. And 24‘s first Monday airing in two years was last night, which is why it’s kind of awesome that HIMYM actually saw its best numbers of the season (and in some cases, of the series) last night.

Viewers: 11.76 million. This is up about 400K from Little Minnesota, and the show’s second-largest audience ever, falling only half a million viewers behind The Pineapple Incident.

Adults 18-49: 4.8/12 – this is a series high. [The previous series high: Little Minnesota.]

Adults 18-34: 4.0/10 – second highest ever, slightly down from Little Minnesota’s 4.2/11.

Adults 25-54: 5.4/12 – this matches the series high.

Households: 6.8/10 – season high, best since the S2 premiere.

Compared to other networks: HIMYM lost to 24 in households and viewers, but won its timeslot in 18-49, 18-34, and 25-54. Like Little Minnesota before it, Benefits pulled in the best 18-34 numbers of anything on any network last night.

Compared to other CBS comedies: CBS doesn’t even mention Worst Week in its press release, which is odd because even though it lost a third of Two and a Half Men’s audience, it didn’t tank too badly. Anyway: HIMYM was third in viewers (TBBT edged it out by about 50K), third in households, probably second in 25-54 (without data on Worst Week I can’t be sure, but based on WW’s other numbers it didn’t beat HIMYM here), second in 18-49, and first in 18-34.

CBS spins it:

“How I Met Your Mother” Hits Another Series Best Adult 18-49 Delivery and Second Largest Audience Ever

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was first in adults 25-54 (5.4/12), adults 18-49 (4.8/12), adults 18-34 (4.0/10) and second in households (6.8/10, -0.1 behind FOX) and viewers (11.76m, -0.15m behind FOX).  This is HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’s best delivery to date in adults 18-49, matched series high in adults 25-54, posted the second best viewers and adults 18-34 totals and was the best household performance since Sept. 18, 2006.

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, CBS, TV By the Numbers.

Ratings: Little Minnesota

Viewers: 11.37 million. This is up nearly a million from last week, and it’s the largest audience the show has reached since February 2006, when Season One was airing. [It's about a million short of beating out The Pineapple Incident, the show's most-watched episode so far.]

Adults 18-49: 4.6/11 – this is a series high. [Ten Sessions was previously the show's best 18-49 performance.]

Adults 18-34: 4.2/11 – this is a series high.

Adults 25-54: 5.1/12 – season high, best since Ten Sessions.

Households: 6.7/10 – season high, best since Monday Night Football.

Compared to other networks: HIMYM was first in its timeslot in viewers, households, 18-49, 18-34, and 25-54. It had the best 18-34 numbers of anything on Monday night. [ABC, after beating HIMYM in viewers every week this season, aired I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown, which is apparently horrible.]

Compared to other CBS comedies: First in 18-34, second in 18-49 and 25-54 (behind Two and a Half Men), tied withThe Big Bang Theory for third in households, and third in viewers (ahead of TBBT).

CBS spins it:

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER posted series highs in both adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, best households performance since Feb. 5, 2007, best viewers delivery since Jan. 9, 2006 and best adults 25-54 performance since March 24, 2008. 

Sources: PIFeedback, Zap2It, CBS, TV By the Numbers.