TV Ratings: 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Carrie Diaries' Rise for Season Highs

The CBS comedy leads Monday broadcasts for an easy network win in viewers and the key demo, while the CW's freshman drama sees its best numbers yet.

How I Met Your Mother (4.0 adults) got a boost on Monday night, jumping three-tenths of a point to a new season high in the key demo. Rules of Engagement (3.1 adults) returned to the schedule, giving CBS a time-slot high for the season, though it was off half of a point from its last premiere. 2 Broke Girls (3.6 adults) was off a tenth of a point from its last original, while Mike & Molly was even with a 3.1 in the demo. Hawaii Five-0 (2.3 adults) led the 10 p.m. hour, also even with its last Monday original. CBS averaged a 3.1 rating with 18-49-ers and 10.1 million viewers.

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On Fox, Bones dropped three-tenths of a point from the previous week, pulling a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49. The Following (2.9 adults), showing its first loss after rising in its second outing, was off four-tenths of a point. The network averaged a 2.6 rating in the key demo and 8.9 million viewers.

ABC saw The Bachelor (2.4 adults) lose a tenth of a point from last week, while Castle (1.8 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point from its last original two weeks ago. The network averaged a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 8.1 million viewers.

The Biggest Loser (2.0 adults) was off three points from the previous Monday, while Deception (1.2 adults) stayed even. NBC averaged a 1.8 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers.

The Carrie Diaries (0.7 adults) rose two-tenths of a point for a series high on the CW, with 90210 (0.4 adults) even at 9 p.m. The network pulled a 0.5 demo rating and 1.2 million viewers over its two-hour block.

Univision averaged a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.97 million viewers.