TV Ratings: 'Mother' Finale Jumps, 'The Voice' Drops Against Steady 'Dancing'
The CBS comedy surges 31 percent from the previous week but falls shy of the 2012 season ender.
Fast National ratings have a two-hour Voice leading the night for NBC with a 3.6 rating in the key adults 18-to-49 demographic, though that score is down half of a point compared with last week for a performance low this cycle. Revolution (1.9 rating) also was down by a tenth of a point, though it was enough for NBC to still top the night in the key demo with an average 3.1 rating. The network also averaged 9.3 million viewers.
CBS had a strong start to the night with the season finale of How I Met Your Mother (3.4 adults rating). The episode, which featured the long-teased reveal of the mother, was up eight-tenths of a point compared with last week though down three-tenths from last year's ender. The comedy bested The Voice in the shared half-hour. 2 Broke Girls (2.9) was up two-tenths of a point compared with last week, down four from its freshman finale. Mike & Molly (2.4) was up a tenth of a point, and Hawaii Five-0 was off by the same measure. The network averaged a 2.5 adults rating and 8.1 million viewers.
Dancing With the Stars (2.0) was even with last week's performance low, though the series generally sees growth in final returns. ABC also had the season finale of Castle (2.2) up two-tenths of a point compared with last week but down two-tenths from the 2012 ender. ABC averaged a 2.0 rating and a dominant 12.4 million viewers.
Back-to-back episodes of Hell's Kitchen, airing on a special night, both earned a 1.7 rating on Fox. The broadcasts were down two-tenths of a point from the most recent Tuesday original and brought in an average 3.97 million viewers.
The CW said goodbye to 90210 with just a 0.3 rating among adults 18-to-49 and 621,000 viewers, the same numbers it notched for its penultimate installment.