How I Met Your Mother Finale ends with series high, almost 13 million viewers

Last night was the finale of the popular CBS series ‘How I Met Your Mother’. The show ended its nine-year run with a series-high in a few key demographics, including adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and matching its best adults 25-54 rating, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for Monday, March 31.
Almost 13 million viewers (12.94m), tuned in to see the final moments with the cast, and to catch the final storyline with the characters.
Following the series finale of HIMYM at 9:00 PM, the series premiere of FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES averaged 7.99 million viewers, 2.7/07 in adults 18-49, 2.5/08 in adults 18-34 and 3.2/08 in adults 25-54. Compared to MIKE & MOLLY last week, FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES was up +35% in adults 18-49, +127% in adults 18-34 and +7% in adults 25-54. FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES posted the time period’s best delivery in adults 18-34 this season.
At 9:30 PM, MOM averaged 7.24 million viewers, 2.2/06 in adults 18-49 and 3.0/07 in adults 25-54. Compared to last week, MOM was up +7% in adults 25-54 (from 2.8/06) and +16% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9/05).
At 10:00 PM, INTELLIGENCE’s season finale averaged 5.55 million viewers, 1.2/04 in adults 18-49 and 1.8/04 in adults 25-54. Compared to last week, INTELLIGENCE was up +9% in adults 18-49 (from 1.1/03), +13% in adults 25-54 (from 1.6/04) and added +560,000 viewers (from 4.99m, +11%).
For the night, CBS (8.70m) was first in adults 18-34 (2.8/09) and second in adults 25-54 (3.4/08) and adults 18-49 (3.0/08).

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