The couple had been together for 10 years and were known synonymously as "Bennifer #2."
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When it came to making sure their finale was a hit, How I Met Your Mother's delivery can be summed up in two words: challenge accepted!
The finale, which was for sure a tear-jerker, definitely jerked a lot of tears because it was the most watched episode in the series 9 years. Legen…wait for it…dary!
The last installment in the story earned CBS 12.9 million viewers, and a rating of a 5.3 in the key 18-49 demographic!
Meanwhile, show creator Craig Thomas had this to tweet regarding the show's rating success, which although disappointed some fans for some reasons we won't spoil, was a fitting end to the series:
Thank you all. I mean it: Every possible reaction to the last 44 minutes…thank you all…#HIMYM
— Craig Thomas (@HimymCraig) April 1, 2014
We're so glad Ted Mosby's kids can finally make up for all those lost years of their lives that were spent listening to his long, rambling tale! But oh, was it a good one!
We hope McClaren's got busy after the show aired and maybe ended in a historic bar fight (that Barney and Ted would exaggerate)!
CLICK HERE if you want to find out about all the finale's final drama in our GIF recap!