Those expecting a major boost for the final “How I Met Your Mother” season premiere, which featured a follow-up to last year’s big “Mother” reveal, were likely underwhelmed by the ratings report.
But any disappointment over what ultimately amounts to a very solid performance–a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating with 9.2 million viewers for its pair of episodes–pales in comparison to that of “2 Broke Girls” and “Moms” supporters.
“2BG,” the comedy that once appeared poised to become a new CBS flagship, opened to a modest 2.8 adults 18-49 rating with 8.8 million viewers. Yes, it faced mammoth competition from “The Voice,” which drew a 5.3 rating in the 9-9:30PM timeslot, but it still failed to ignite interest befitting a CBS tentpole.
Chuck Lorre’s new comedy “Mom,” meanwhile, performed even worse. It delivered a mere 2.5 adults 18-49 rating with 7.9 million, numbers that reflect passable rather than extraordinary.
“Hostages,” which led out of the comedies, stumbled out of the gate with a 1.8 rating and 7.5 million viewers.