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TV ratings: 'The Following' tumbles, 'How I Met Your Mother' surges Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, Jan. 27, 2014The time-period debut for "The Following" took a pretty big hit Monday. A drop from its NFL-fueled premiere eight days earlier was expected, but the show also fell below its overnight average from last season.On the other end of the spectrum, "How I Met Your Mother" scored its best 18-49 rating in almost a year and its biggest total audience since December 2011 with its 200th episode. CBS' other comedies also recorded their season-best ratings, and the Eye captured a win for the night.The other broadcast nets also had decent nights. "The Bachelor" improved a bit on last week's numbers for ABC, "Hollywood Game Night" and "The Blacklist" both rose for NBC and "Hart of Dixie" held steady for The CW.CBS averaged 9.1 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/9 share in households for the night, beating ABC (8 million, 5.3/8) for the lead. NBC (6.7 million, 4.1/6) came... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-the-following-tumbles-how-i-met-your-mother-surges-monday.html

'How Your Mother Met Me': 'How I Met Your Mother' turns the tables, and it's great

The 200th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" focused almost solely on the Mother -- down to the opening credits, which retitled the show "How Your Mother Met Me." A lot of things could have gone wrong with the episode -- and a couple did -- but thanks to a knockout performance from Cristin Milioti, it worked really well.The biggest potential pitfall lay in depicting Ted and the Mother's near-misses as just a series of zany coincidences, a low-rent "Sliding Doors" that invested no emotional weight in the Mother's story. Fortunately, that didn't happen, and we learned a great deal about the Mother and why she is where she is in the process.It can't be said enough how well Milioti handled the emotional scenes, particularly the moment where she asked her late boyfriend if it would be OK to let him go, finally, nearly eight years after his death. Coupled with her performance of... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/how-your-mother-met-me-how-i-met-your-mother-turns-the-tables-and-its-great.html

'How I Met Your Mother': The yellow umbrella returns in 'How Your Mother Met Me'

The 200th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" will take a trip down memory lane -- although for once, it's not relying on Ted's memory.Monday's (Jan. 27) show, "How Your Mother Met Me," will follow the Mother (Cristin Milioti) and see what she's been up to for the past eight years -- including a few times she almost crossed paths with her future husband, Ted (Josh Radnor). "Cristin is amazing in it, and there are a lot of fun intersections between her life and our gang," co-creator Craig Thomas says. "So our gang is in that episode, but really it's her episode, and I feel that kicks off the endgame of the season and the series where you're going to see more of her and Ted and learn more about them." Among the near misses in Monday's show is a flashback to Season 3's "No Tomorrow," where Ted has a disaster of a night... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/how-i-met-your-mother-the-yellow-umbrella-returns-in-how-your-mother-met-me.html

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Episode 200: ‘How Your Mother Met Me’ Photo Preview

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is celebrating its 200th episode by doing something pretty special: showcasing the Mother’s journey to meeting Ted. Take a look at some photos from “How Your Mother Met Me”… Related: HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Episode 200: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Cristin Milioti Preview ‘How Your Mother Met Me’ […] http://www.givememyremote.com/remote/2014/01/27/how-i-met-your-mother-episode-200-how-your-mother-met-me-photo-preview/

'How I Met Your Mother' Turns 200: Showrunners Talk Time Travel, Penning the Series Finale

This story first appeared in the Jan. 31 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. How I Met Your Mother has bucked TV convention from the start. Ordered to series in 2005, the telling of one romantic's odyssey to find the woman of his dreams premiered on a schedule that had all but given up on the multicamera setup and canned laughter of traditional sitcoms. But the format allowed the CBS comedy, a modest ratings performer to start, to embrace a distinctive narrative flow of flashbacks, flash-forwards, blink-and-you-miss-them scenes and a carefully maintained canon -- more similar to a serial drama than any half-hour comedy.  Read More...   http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/SalJw0kIxZ4/story01.htm

How I Met Your Mother Turns 200 with the Mother of All Episodes

  You've met The Mother and now you'll finally get to know her. How I Met Your Mother 's 200th episode (Monday, 8/7c, CBS), titled "How Your Mother Met Me," will be told from The Mother's ( Cristin Milioti ) perspective, as she recounts the last eight and a half years of her life before she met Ted ( Josh Radnor ) — so much so that the show even redid its opening credits to feature Mrs. Mosby.   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/News/HIMYM-200th-Episode-1076569.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'How I Met Your Mother' cast grows up: 200 episodes and a lot of 'real-life' milestones

When "How I Met Your Mother" premiered in 2005, the sense was that the show had assembled a strong cast, but it wasn't exactly a roster of household names.Alyson Hannigan, two years removed from the end of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," was probably the best-known at the time. Jason Segel had been a part of two cult favorites, "Freaks and Geeks" and "Undeclared," that lasted only one season apiece. Neil Patrick Harris had worked steadily since his "Doogie Howser" days but was a few years removed from his last leading role in the one-and-done NBC sitcom "Stark Raving Mad." Josh Radnor and Cobie Smulders were each taking on their first starring roles on TV.Nearly nine years and 199 episodes later, how things have changed. Smulders is now part of one of the biggest movie franchises on Earth. Segel has appeared in a series of hit movies, a couple of which ("The Muppets" and "Forgetting Sarah... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/how-i-met-your-mother-cast-grows-up-200-episodes-and-a-lot-of-real-life-milestones.html

The Final Scene of How I Met Your Mother Was Filmed Eight Years Ago

As we all know, How I Met Your Mother will be drawing to a close after this, it’s ninth final season. Few people thought the show would last THIS long, but the show creators had a feeling. As such, they were forced to film a key scene for the show  years and years ago. How I Met Your Mother centers on a man telling his kids the story of how he met their mother (duh), but as the show had gone on for so, so long, the kids have aged dramatically over the course of the age years. As the show became more popular, they realized they were going to have to film the climax before the kids got TOO old. The two (then child) actors filmed a two minute finale scene and forced to sign super secret confidentiality agreements so no one would ever know the ending until it was time. Actress Lyndsey Fonseca said she put it out of her mind so long ago, she doesn’t even remember what they filmed, so the secret’s safe with her, it seems. Read More... http://www.tvovermind.com/how-i-met-your-mother/final-scene-met-mother-filmed-eight-years-ago-227973

Top Moments: American Horror Story Axes One of Its Own, and Mindy and Danny Finally Take Off

Our top moments of the week: 14. Dead Sexy Award: Boyd's story just keeps getting twist-ier on Justified . In order to get out of his latest beef with Paxton, Boyd convinces Sheriff Mooney to switch sides in the battle and tells Paxton he had indeed murdered Boyd. But in order to pull off the scheme, Mara suggests Paxton will need to see a dead body — or at least part of one. Ultimately, the pair decides — after upping the sexual tension by taking a guided tour of the tattoos on Boyd's naked torso — to re-create Boyd's ink on one of the body parts in Paxton's own morgue as a stand-in. Ironically, if prison-bound Ava knew about Boyd and Mara's sexy stand-off in the bar, Boyd might already be a...   http://www.tvguide.com/News/Moments-Mindy-Danny-Kiss-AHS-Death-1076498.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Cast of 'How I Mother' Celebrates the Show's 200th Episode Monday, January 27 on 'The Talk'

THE TALK celebrates the 200th episode and final season of CBS’s HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, (2:00-3:00 PM, ET; 1:00-2:00 PM, PT/CT), featuring cast members Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby), Jason Segel (Marshall Eriksen), Cobie Smulders (Robin Scherbatsky), Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson) and Alyson Hannigan (Lily Aldrin).  Read More.... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/c6S2Hhl_rUU/