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How I Met Your Mother: 2011-12 TV Season Ratings

How I Met Your Mother ratingsHere are the TV ratings for the How I Met Your Mother series. Future Ted (voice of Bob Saget) continues to torture his kids with stories of his friends (Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, and Neil Patrick Harris) and of how he (Josh Radnor) met their mommy. The seventh season of How I Met Your Mother typically airs Monday nights at 8pm on the CBS network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell how How I Met Your Mother stacks up. It’s already been renewed for an eighth season but networks have been known to change their minds. Check out our CBS ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season seven averages: 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.66 million total viewers.

Episodes 07-23 & 07-24: Monday, 05/14/12 (season finale)
3.7 in the demo (+12% episode-to-episode change) with 8.58 million; tied for first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.06 in the demo with 9.66 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-22: Monday, 04/30/12
3.3 in the demo (+7% episode-to-episode change) with 7.99 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.09 in the demo with 9.76 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-21: Monday, 04/16/12
3.1 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 7.24 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.13 in the demo with 9.84 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 22 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-20: Monday, 04/09/12
3.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 8.00 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.18 in the demo with 9.97 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-19: Monday, 03/19/12
3.5 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 8.15 million; tied for second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.22 in the demo with 10.07 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-18: Monday, 02/27/12
3.6 in the demo (-5% episode-to-episode change) with 9.07 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.26 in the demo with 10.18 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-17: Monday, 02/20/12
3.8 in the demo (+12% episode-to-episode change) with 9.68 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.29 in the demo with 10.25 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-16: Monday, 02/13/12
3.4 in the demo (-15% episode-to-episode change) with 9.01 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.33 in the demo with 10.28 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-15: Monday, 02/06/12
4.0 in the demo (-9% episode-to-episode change) with 9.98 million; second in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.39 in the demo with 10.37 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-14: Monday, 01/16/12
4.4 in the demo (+13% episode-to-episode change) with 10.08 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.41 in the demo with 10.40 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 21 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-13: Monday, 01/02/12
3.9 in the demo (-13% episode-to-episode change) with 10.14 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.42 in the demo with 10.42 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-12: Monday, 12/05/11
4.5 in the demo (+2% episode-to-episode change) with 11.51 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.46 in the demo with 10.44 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-11: Monday, 11/21/11
4.4 in the demo (-4% episode-to-episode change) with 10.01 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.45 in the demo with 10.35 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-10: Monday, 11/14/11
4.6 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 10.42 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.46 in the demo with 10.38 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-09: Monday, 11/07/11
4.4 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 10.28 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.44 in the demo with 10.37 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-08: Monday, 10/31/11
4.2 in the demo (-3% episode-to-episode change) with 10.49 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.45 in the demo with 10.39 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-07: Monday, 10/24/11
4.3 in the demo (+3% episode-to-episode change) with 9.79 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.5 in the demo with 10.37 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 20 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-06: Monday, 10/17/11
4.2 in the demo (+5% episode-to-episode change) with 9.81 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.5 in the demo with 10.47 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-05: Monday, 10/10/11
4.0 in the demo (-11% episode-to-episode change) with 8.89 million; first in the timeslot.
Season average: 4.6 in the demo with 10.6 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-04: Monday, 10/3/11
4.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 10.39 million. (These are fast affiliate numbers and will be updated to reflect the national ratings when they are available.)
Season average: 4.7 in the demo with 11.03 million.
Demo average rank: #4 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 07-03: Monday, 9/26/11
Another stellar week for ted and the gang with a 4.5 in the demo and 10.5 million viewers. That was down 14% in the demo from episode two but was still one of the best showings in its history. It’ll be interesting to see what happens once interest in the new Two and a Half Men starts to die down.
Season average: 4.8 in the demo and 11.24 million.

Episode 07-02: Monday, 9/19/11
The second installment of the night did even better than the first, no doubt benefiting heavily from the big Two and a Half Men premiere at 9pm. Episode two registered a 5.2 in the demo with 12.22 million viewers, the show’s best ratings in its seven year history.

Episode 07-01: Monday, 9/19/11
CBS gave us a double dose for the season premiere. The first installment attracted a 4.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 11 million viewers. That was easily the sitcom’s best premiere and improved over last season’s by 31% in the demo (3.6) and 25% in total viewers (8.79 million).


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 3.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.65 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the How I Met Your Mother TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or continue for a ninth season?

 

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{ 11 comments }

Arkansas Wife March 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I HATE THIS REALLY STUPID SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET RID OF IT! KEEP BETTER ONES LIKE: AGIFTED MAN; CSI: NEW YORK. I AM VERY SINCERE.

Esther Perez February 21, 2012 at 10:31 am

Great show but I think it’s time for Ted to wrap his story.

cleve February 18, 2012 at 5:45 pm

this show sucks why any one would to watch it is hard to say

Dave December 29, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Himym is a great show and I can’t believe some of you wasted your time to come here and bad mouth it. dont like it watch the dumbed down version of the show… Friends which was less funny and insightful. As for the comment about adding new characters ie the baby that is the natural progression of the show they couple dates gets maried then has a baby. Shows great better come back for many more seasons, if you think the shows stale you must not be following along very well. Change the channel

GusMing November 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm

The writers of himym have to be one of the most creative I have seen (I don’t watch every show so IMO). Unlike other shows they don’t treat us as if we are dumb for them to not follow through with stuff (the slap bet, the duck tie, the old penny, the goat, to name a few). The goat was referred to 2 years b4 it was on. Yes it is easy to do that but 99% of shows won’t or never do. Unlike family guy, 30 rock as well as a million others, they don’t have to create the comedy in the past with cut scenes the WHOLE show. Every show out there is just like this either in a relationship or not. That is why Sheldon on BBT is good cause of no relationship as well never wanting to be in one so the relationship angle is universal. You have to hate every other show just the same but don’t cause you like it. HIMYM is one of the few shows that I can watch season after season. Just you can’t say you dislike the show from something every show is built on in some form. Just remember “2 beavers are better than 1″

nancy October 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

HIMYM has become very stale. It’s always the same variation on the same plot with no new laughs. At first the plot of a man looking for his future wife, and the mis-steps along the way were entertaining. But now the writer’s are just re-gurgitating the same mis-steps. As for the rest of the story, I find it a lame attempt to duplicate the successes of other shows that have built success on introducing a new baby or new potential relationships. HIMYM has become stale and boring. Either bring in some new ideas, or cancel it.

Adam October 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm

This show is amazing. Got addicted last year, got caught up and watched every episode. I can watch reruns of this show and never get tired of it!
Keep it going! More Barney-centered episodes!

christine October 14, 2011 at 3:19 am

They still have good ratings. Not sure why you are writing this. They beat Dancing with the Stars and everybody else in the time slot!

TL October 9, 2011 at 7:01 am

I dont know how this show has lasted 8 years let alone 9 this show is not friends and is not funny at all please cancel and put something on in its place thats funny I have watched several ep every year and have not laughed at all

Jacob February 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Get a sense of humor then, because everyone loves this show.

jc2005 March 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I hate using periods they are by far the worst thing ever they are even worse than How I Met Your Mother which is bad because it isn’t Friends which is what I think every show should be like ever because originality and new humor is bad so writers should only make shows like Friends