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Primetime Ratings: 'Rules' Returns Solid Following Season-High 'HIMYM'

The season premiere of CBS' Rules of Engagement
returned to a 3.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 9.3 million viewers on Monday at
8:30 p.m., according to Nielsen preliminary ratings. That was down 14% from
where its prior season launched in October 2011, on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
following The Big Bang Theory.

Still, it was a solid showing for Rules, which
matched the rating for Mike & Molly at 9:30 p.m., which was down 6%.
2 Broke Girls also decreased a tenth to a 3.6 while How I Met Your
, freshoff its final season renewal, improved 8% to hit a season high.

Hawaii Five-0 grew a tenth to a 2.3 to help CBS win
the night with a 3.1 rating/8 share and 10.1 million total viewers.

On Fox, Bones (2.3) and The Following (2.9)
both slid 12%, with Following posting its first decline in its third
week. Fox was second overall with a 2.6/7.

ABC was third with a 2.2/6. The Bachelor slipped a
tenth to a 2.4 while Castle decreased 10% from its last original two
weeks ago to a 1.8.

The Biggest Loser dipped 13% to a 2.0 with Deception
down a tenth to a 1.2. NBC placed fourth with a 1.8/5.

On The CW, The Carrie Diaries grew 33% to a series-high 0.8 in
its key adults 18-34 demo while 90210 ticked up a tenth to a 0.4.