Well, Fox did a whole lot better without "Lone Star"
Monday night's ratings news was also good for ABC, which won its third straight Monday with "Dancing With the Stars." NBC's new shows "The Event" and "Chase" both continue to drop.
— "Dancing With the Stars" posted a 4.3/11 in the key adults 18-49 demo, down 10 percent from last week, but still good enough for the victory. Following "DWTS," "Castle" closed out the night strong for ABC with a 3.0/8 from 10-11 p.m., up 7 percent from last week.
— Fox canceled "Lone Star" after it averaged an abysmal 1.2/3 in its first two weeks on air. Its replacement, "Lie to Me," did much better, posting a 2.2/5. Fox started the night with "House," which was up 3 percent from last week with a 3.9/11. Overall, Fox landed in third place for the night.
— CBS landed in second place, even though all of its shows posted declines Monday night except for "Mike and Molly," which scored a 3.8/9 from 9:30-10 p.m. — up slightly from last week and nearly flat with the premiere episode Sept. 20. "Two and a Half Men" and "Rules of Engagement" were both down 6 percent from last week. "How I Met Your Mother" scored a 3.4/10, a 13 percent drop from last Monday. Freshman cop show "Hawaii Five-O" was down just 3 percent. Overall, CBS averaged 3.6/9 for the night.
— NBC was stuck in last place for the second straight week. "The Event" was NBC's top show with a 2.4/6 average, but it was down 17 percent from last week and 33 percent from the premiere Sept. 20. According to NBC, it was the most time-shifted series of premiere week, with 31 percent of its viewing coming through time-shifting. "Chuck" opened the night for NBC with a 1.9/5, down 5 percent from last week. "Chase" finished it with a 1.7/5, a 19 percent drop from last week. Even with the last place finish, NBC's numbers for "The Event" and "Chase" are up substantially from last year.