Though the critics liked it, the public stayed away in droves–thus Fox has canceled "Lone Star."
According to James Hibberd at The Hollywood Reporter, "Only 4.1 million viewers showed up for the ‘Lone Star’ premiere [on a very competitive Monday, Sept. 20th]. More crucially, the show drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, making it the lowest-rated show on a major broadcast network that night. Fox gave ‘Lone Star’ a second chance last night [Monday, Sept 27], but viewership sank to 3.2 million viewers while its demo rating fell 23% to a 1.0."
Added the article, "Combined with a sizable drop for "House" this year, the shows gave Fox a 60% lower average rating for the first night of the season compared to last year."
"Lie to Me" will replace "Lone Star" starting next week.
Hibberd also wrote that some questioned whether "Lone Star’ really belonged on cable and not broadcast. However, he quotes Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly as saying that the reason shows such as AMC’s "Mad Men" don’t pull bigger audiences is that they don’t have big broadcast network marketing machines behind them.