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.]

Post-Ep: The Front Porch

Barney’s Blog: Couture Watch: Nightshirt Makes Night Moves

HIMYM Style identified some of the clothes from the episode here.

Recaps and reviews:

Clips from the episode – try this if you’re outside the United States:

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.

Post-Ep: The Stinsons

Barney’s Blog: Casting Couch

HIMYM Style identified some of the clothes from the episode here.

Recaps and reviews:

Clips from the episode – try this if you’re outside the United States:

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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.

Post-Ep: The Possimpible

Barney’s Blog: Italian Leather Clad Foot in the Door

Websites from last night – barneysvideoresume.com and mysteriousdrx.com (featuring a few Dr. X recordings) have both been set up by the show.

HIMYM Style identified some of the clothes from the episode here.

Recaps and reviews:

Clips from the episode – try this if you’re outside the United States:

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News Roundup #1 – Academy Panel

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (best known to you as the people behind the Emmys) hosted An Evening with How I Met Your Mother last Tuesday, featuring a panel discussion with the cast and producers. The big news of the night: Cobie Smulders showed up wearing an engagement ring and confirmed that she is marrying Taran Killam.

Steve Olson (production designer, with three Emmy wins for HIMYM), Pamela Fryman (executive producer and director of most episodes), Suzy Mamann Greenberg (co-executive producer), Josh Radnor, Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders, Academy CEO John Shaffner, and Jason Segel.

Links, videos, and photos after the jump. Continue reading →

What’s Left This Season

First and foremost, sorry about the lack of updates recently – you can expect three or four different news roundups throughout the week as I get the site up to speed.

CBS has announced HIMYM’s schedule through the end of February, and with that much official information, it’s possible to outline most of the rest of the season as far as airdates are concerned. Assuming a 24-episode season and a finale date of May 19 (the last Monday of May sweeps), here’s how it should end up looking:

February 9: New episode – 415, The Stinsons.

February 16: Rerun – I Heart NJ.

February 23: Rerun – Intervention.

March 2: Rerun or 416 – Sorry, Bro.

March 9: 416 or 417.

March 16: 417 or 418.

March 23: 418 or 419.

March 30: 419 or 420.

April 7, 14, 21: Either three reruns or 420 and two reruns.

April 28: 421.

May 5: 422.

May 12: 423.

May 19: 424 – season finale.

After the jump: Some information about where The Leap is likely to fall in the episode order. No new information about episode content, but if you’re at all wary about spoilers I’d recommend staying away. Continue reading →