[UPDATE: 11:11 AM 10/5/10…Trying to be too clever, our headline was too confusing for too many people, so we changed it…]
"Despite most of its Monday line-up being down week-to-week, CBS had a big reason to smile this morning: its new 9:30 PM comedy ‘Mike & Molly’ (3.8/9 among adults 18-49) was up 3% from last week despite its lead-in, Two and a Half Men (4.5/11) being down 6% (That is an excellent hold of more than 84%.)," writes Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.
On the other side of the ledger, she also reports, "In its ratings pattern, NBC’s new serialized drama ‘The Event’ begins to resemble more ABC’s last season sci-fi misfire ‘FlashForward’ than the network’s long-running mystery drama ‘Lost.’ In its third airing last night, ‘The Event’ drew a 2.4/6 among adults 18-49, down 17% from last week and 33% from its series premiere 2 weeks ago. The sci-fi-tinged conspiracy thriller is among the biggest gainers from time-shifted viewing, so its ratings will go up a bit but still, those are not declines you want to see week after week.
NBC’s "Chase" also continues to slide precipitously in its ratings, while "Chuck," was only down 5%.
Andreeva also noted that "At Fox, the season premiere of ‘Lie to Me’ (2.2/5) improved dramatically on ‘Lone Star’s’ dismal pre-cancellation performance last week. Still, the procedural squandered almost half of its ‘House’ (3.9/11) lead-in."
"Dancing With the Stars" continued its winning ways, down only 10% in the fast national ratings.
On the CW, "Gossip Girl" showed season-high numbers, the article said.
On CBS, its refurbished "Hawaii Five-O" did a 3.5/9, down 3% from last week.