As the headline announced, CBS’ How I Met Your Mother hit a season low in the ratings Monday night, but it’s actually one of about five shows that suffered the same fate last night. HIMYM did fall by the largest percentage though, slipping 13 percent to 7.2 million viewers and a 3.0 rating. CBS’ 2 Broke Girls (8.4 million, 3.3) and Mike & Molly (9.6 million, 3.1) also dipped, but Two and a Half Men (11 million, 3.7) rose a tad.
NBC won the night with The Voice’s live quarterfinals (9.9 million, 3.6 adults 18-49 ratings), but dropped to a series low for performance shows. After holding steady in recent weeks, Smash (5.9 million, 1.9) was down since its lead-in declined, but only fell 5 percent compared to The Voice being down 10 percent.
ABC had Dancing With the Stars (16.3 million, 2.8), down 7 percent, and Castle (11.5 million, 2.2), rising slightly.
Fox aired Bones (7 million, 2.1), down 5 percent, and House (5.6 million, 2.0), up 5 percent.
CW ran a steady Gossip Girl (1.1 million, 0.6) and Hart of Dixie (1.3 million, 0.6).