On a make-or-break night for Fox's "Lone Star," the soapy Texas con man drama went bust. NBC's "The Event," meanwhile, failed to capitalize on its strong debut.
ABC won Monday night for the second week in a row, with "Dancing With the Stars" taking out the CBS comedies and "The Event."
• After "Lone Star's" dismal premiere ratings last week, series creator Kyle Killen took to the internet to beg for viewers. Killen didn't get his wish. "Lone Star" posted a 1.0/3 in the key adults 18-49 demographic from 9-10 p.m., down 23 percent from last week's premiere. "Lone Star's" lead-in, the medical drama "House," scored a 3.8/10, down 23 percent from last week's premiere. Overall, Fox landed in third place.
• ABC got a first-place finish thanks to a 4.8/12 from "Dancing With the Stars" and a strong performance from mystery dramedy "Castle." Overall, ABC averaged a 4.3/11 from 8-11 p.m.
• CBS got the number two spot with an average of 3.7/10 from 8-11 p.m. New comedy "Mike & Molly" posted a 3.7/9, down five percent from its premiere last week. "Hawaii Five-O" posted a 3.5/9, a 10 percent drop from last week's debut.
• NBC was in last place with its new Monday night lineup of "Chuck," "The Event" and "Chase." "The Event" was down 19 percent from its big debut last week with a 2.9/7. "Chase" was down nine percent from last week's premiere. Overall, NBC averaged a 2.3/6 from 8-11 p.m.