TV ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother' finale scores series highs, 'Friends With Better Lives' has OK start

Fast National ratings for Monday, March 31, 2014The series finale of "How I Met Your Mother" went out on a ratings high, scoring the biggest total audience and best adults 18-49 rating in its nine-year history. It dominated NBC's "The Voice" in their common hour in the 18-49 demographic."HIMYM" also helped new comedy "Friends With Better Lives" get off to a decent start. It fell off significantly from its lead-in but still drew solid numbers. Elsewhere Monday, "Dancing With the Stars" dipped a little for ABC, while "Bones" ticked up opposite "HIMYM." "The Blacklist" was steady for NBC.NBC snagged the night's top spot among viewers with 11.85 million and a 7.2 rating/11 share in households. ABC (11.6 million, 7.7/12) was a close second, and CBS (8.7 million, 5.3/8) came in third. FOX took fourth with 4.9 million viewers and a 3.1/5. The CW (1.1 million, 0.7/1) trailed.Despite the big "HIMYM" numbers, CBS couldn't overtake NBC...


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