Some people didn’t like it, but everyone watched it. “How I Met Your Mother” went out on a high last night. The show scored almost 13 million viewers and a 5.3 rating. In total viewers, they were still edged out by “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC. But “HIMYM” did beat “The Voice.”
In other ratings news, Jimmy Fallon is still considerably ahead of David Letterman, and way ahead of Jimmy Kimmel in the late night wars.
As a complete non sequitur, I will tell you this: I was a huge “Dallas” fan during its original run. I didn’t quite care for it when it came back on TNT. The new producers tried to make it very slick, and got away from the basic soap opera that made “Dallas” a cheesy success. But this season has been very, very good. It’s largely due to Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, who are still playing the hell out of Sue Ellen and Bobby. But also the story telling this season is very much back to the tone of the old show. They still need to bring back Val and Gary from “Knots Landing.” But as a pure guilty pleasure, “Dallas 2.0” is good stuff.