The good news for ABC and CBS is that Monday night remains strong for both networks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fox, on the other hand, has reason to be concerned about its critically acclaimed but ratings-challenged "Lone Star," which did even worse in its second airing than it did in its feeble premiere.
NBC, meanwhile, saw a troubling decline for its featured new fall series, “The Event.”
At 8 p.m. the first hour of ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" averaged a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, while Fox’s "House" had a mean score of 3.7 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. CBS’s "How I Met Your Mother" and "Rules of Engagement" collected a 3.8 rating and a 3.2, respectively, in the same demo. “Mother” was up 6% from its premiere. NBC’s "Chuck" trailed with a 1.95 average for the hour, and CW’s "90210" had a 1.05 average in 18-49.
The 9 p.m. hour was won by the second hour of "Dancing With the Stars," with a 5.3 average rating in the 18-49 demo. CBS’s "Two and a Half Men" and newbie "Mike & Molly" earned a 4.8 rating and a 3.7, respectively, in the same demo. NBC’s "The Event" delivered a 2.9 in the 18-49 demographic, down a hefty 19% from its premiere.
"Lone Star" fell off considerably from its first half-hour to its second, never a good sign. The new Fox show had a 1.6 rating and a 0.9, respectively, for the top and bottom of the hour in the 18-49 demo. CW’s "Gossip Girl" tallied a 1.0 for the hour in the same demographic.
CBS’s "Hawaii Five-0" won the 10 p.m. hour with a 3.5 average rating in the 18-49 demographic, ahead of ABC’s "Castle," which had a 3.4 rating and a 2.9, respectively, in the 18-49 demo. NBC’s "Chase" was last with a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demo for the hour.
ABC was the overall winner for the night, followed by CBS in second place, Fox in third and NBC in fourth.