Last night's episode of How I Met Your Mother finished a strong second place in the key 18-49 demographic and third overall in the ratings for its time slot.
"The Lighthouse", which featured the return of the Mother, had an audience of 8.67 million people, up by nearly a million from last week. How I Met Your Mother ranked third in viewers, behind ABC's Dancing with the Stars and NBC's The Voice.
How I Met Your Mother rose to second place with a 3.4/9 rating in the 18-49 demo, up 0.4 from last week. HIMYM ranked second, behind The Voice and ahead of Dancing, in the demographic.