Strong Starts for ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ ‘Hawaii Five-0,’ ‘The Event’

ABC won the night with its celebrity dance competition, but NBC and CBS both had strong numbers for new shows

ABC won Monday night with "Dancing With the Stars." CBS' cop remake"Hawaii Five-0" and NBC's conspiracy thriller "The Event" had impressive debuts.

- The premiere of "Dancing With the Stars" was the nights top show with a 5.0 rating/13 share in the key adults 18-49 demographic from 8-10 p.m.. "Dancing With the Stars" was up 22 percent from its last fall premiere, but down 22 percent from its most recent premiere last spring. Boosted by "DWTS," literary detective series "Castle" scored a 2.8/8. This year's edition of "Dancing with the Stars" features Bristol Palin, David Hasselhoff and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino. Overall, ABC averaged a 4.2/11 from 8-11 p.m.

- Second place went to CBS with a 3.8/10 average thanks to its comedy block and a strong debut performance from "Hawaii Five-0." CBS' lineup held up well without "The Big Bang Theory," which moved to Thursdays this fall. "Two and a Half Men" led the way with a 4.8/12, a 7 percent increase from last year's numbers. With the "Two and a Half Men" lead-in, "Mike and Moly" had a strong debut score of 3.9/10. "Mike and Molly" won the 9:30 p.m. time slot, but it was down 17 percent from "Big Bang Theory's" numbers in the spot last fall. "Hawaii Five-0" won from 10-11 p.m. with an impressive 3.8/10. Without a lead-in from "Big Bang," "HawaiiFive-0" was down 12 percent from "CSI Miami's" 2009 premiere in the same time slot.

- NBC scored a 2.8/7 primetime average, but "The Event" scored impressive ratings from 9-10 p.m. "The Event" built on it's lead-in from the season four premiere of "Chuck" by 76 percent. It was up 68% from the premiere of "Trauma" last fall. At 10, "Chase" scored a soft 2.5/7.

- Fox had a rough night and woke up in fourth place. Season seven of the medical drama "House" brought in a 4.1/11, down 39 percent from its season six premiere. The debut of the Texas con man soap "Lone Star" posted a 1.3/3, just two tenths of a point ahead of The CW's "Gossip Girl" from 9-10 p.m. Overall, Fox earned a 2.7/7 primetime average.<>