himym ratings march 24 14 TV ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother' rises before finale, 'The Voice' dips MondayFast National ratings for Monday, March 24, 2014

The next-to-last episode of “How I Met Your Mother” rose in the ratings Monday, and it also helped the rest of CBS’ lineup improve over last week. The improvements were not, however, enough to break into the Top 2 for the night.

“The Voice” remained at the top of the 18-49 heap, although it was down from a week ago. “The Blacklist,” however, grew week to week. “Dancing With the Stars” was down from its premiere for ABC. “Bones” and “The Following” each rose a little in viewers but were flat in the 18-49 demographic.

ABC drew 12.7 million viewers and an 8.2 rating/13 share in households in primetime, beating out NBC’s 12.1 million and 7.4/12. CBS (6.9 million, 4.3/7) came in third. FOX (4.95 million, 3.2/5) took fourth, and The CW (870,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

NBC easily led the 18-49 demo with a 3.4 rating. ABC’s 2.1 edged CBS’ 2.0 for second. FOX posted a 1.4 and The CW a 0.3.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (14 million viewers, 9.0/14 households)
NBC: “The Voice” (12.4 million, 7.5/12)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” (9.1 million, 5.4/9)/”2 Broke Girls” (7.3 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “Bones” (5.7 million, 3.6/6)
The CW: “Star-Crossed” (943,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.5)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” (14.5 million, 9.3/14)
NBC: “The Voice” (12.9 million, 4.8/7)
CBS: “Mike & Molly” (7.8 million, 4.9/7)/”Mom” (7.4 million, 4.7/7)
FOX: “The Following” (4.2 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “The Tomorrow People” (797,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “The Voice” (3.8)

10 p.m.

NBC: “The Blacklist” (11 million, 6.7/11)
ABC: “Castle” (9.8 million, 6.5/11)
CBS: “Intelligence” (5 million, 3.2/5)

18-49 leader: “The Blacklist” (2.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter