How i met your mother has been nominated for 72 awards, winning 18. The show has been nominated for 28 Emmy Awards, including a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. Stars Alyson Hannigan and Neil Patrick Harris have each received acting accolades, with both receiving People’s Choice Awards, and Harris receiving Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. In 2012, seven years after its premiere, the series won the People’s Choice for Favorite Network TV Comedy. The show’s art direction, editing and cinematography have also been awarded.
The show’s highest viewed episode was the series finale, Last Forever, watched by 13.13 million viewers. Previously, the most viewed episode was the season 1 episode “The Pineapple Incident”, watched by 12.3 million viewers. The lowest-viewed episode was the season 6 episode “Landmarks”, watched by 6.4 million viewers, approximately 52% of the show’s series high.
Season seven was the highest watched season overall and among the 18–49 adults, scoring a 4.1 rating in that sector up from the 3.4 rating it had for season six