3rd SE Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of March 31, 2008By The Daily News
Wednesday, March 26th 2008
An estimated 10.62 million viewers tuned in to see [Britney] Spears play a love-struck receptionist [on "How I Met Your Mother"], according to Nielsen Media Research.
That's up more than 1 million viewers from the week before, and some 2.4 million from what the sitcom averaged before the season was upended by a writers strike.
Monday's highly hyped telecast also generated the largest audience between the ages of 18 and 49 in the show's three-year history.
The appearance was Spears' first on TV - one in which she wasn't being chased by paparazzi - since her disastrous performance on the MTV Video Music Awards last fall.