How I Met Your Mother series finale got show’s best ratings (despite being the worst)

National Post | Arts

If you ask us, last night’s How I Met Your Mother episode was garbage. If you ask the nearly 13 million people who tuned in to watch the show’s series finale, they might say the same thing, but that couldn’t stop them making the show’s final episode its all-time highest rated.

An approximate 12.9 million people tuned in Monday night to watch Ted Mosby reveal how he met the mother but that doesn’t matter because now he’s in love with the aunt, topping the show’s previous ratings watermark, the 2005 episode “The Pineapple Incident,” which reached 12.1 million viewers.

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Fans of the series disappointed by the finale – and they are legion – may take solace in the fact that the show’s spinoff, How I Met Your Dad, is still in the works. That show will star indie darling Greta Gerwig as Sandy, a woman whose marriage falls apart and who…

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