And kids, that's howHow I Met Your Motherwent out on a high note.HIMYM's divisive series finale on Monday drew 12.9 million viewers a 5.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to hit series highs. The show was up almost two full ...

And kids, that's how How I Met Your Mother went out on a high note.

HIMYM's divisive series finale on Monday drew 12.9 million viewers a 5.3 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to hit series highs. The show was up almost two full points from last week's 3.5 rating.

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The premiere of Friends with Better Lives followed with 8 million and a 2.7. Mom (7.2 million, 2.2) and Intelligence (5.5 million, 1.2), which aired its (series?) finale, were up three tenths and one tenth, respectively.

NBC won the night with The Voice (12.1 million, 3.4), but hit a season low. The Blacklist (11.4 million, 2.8) was even.

On Fox, Bones (5.6 million, 1.5) was up a tenth and The Following (4.2 million, 1.4) was flat, while ABC's Dancing with the Stars (13.7 million, 2.2) dropped to a season low.

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The CW's Star-Crossed (1.1 million, 0.4) and The Tomorrow People (1.1 million, 0.5) both inched up.

8 p.m.
CBS: How I Met Your Mother 12.9 million viewers (5.3 demo rating) [8-9 p.m.]
ABC: Dancing with the Stars 13.7 million (2.2) [8-10 p.m.]
Fox: Bones 5.6 million (1.5)
NBC: The Voice 12.1 million (3.4) [8-10 p.m.]
CW: Star-Crossed 1.1 million (0.4)

9 p.m.
CBS: Friends with Better Lives 8 million (2.7); Mom 7.2 million (2.2)
Fox: The Following 4.2 million (1.4)
CW: The Tomorrow People 1.1 million (0.5)

10 p.m.
CBS: Intelligence 5.5 million (1.2)
ABC: Castle (R) 7.4 million (1.1)
NBC: The Blacklist 11.4 million (2.8)



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