jason ritter the event 320 TV ratings: 'Hawaii Five 0,' 'The Event' solid Monday; 'Lone Star' gets drilledFast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

The 2010-11 season kicked into full gear Monday with decidedly mixed results for new shows. “Hawaii Five-0,” “Mike & Molly” and “The Event” all performed pretty well, but FOX’s “Lone Star” got hammered in a highly competitive 9 p.m. timeslot.

Thanks to a strong premiere from “Dancing With the Stars” — the evening’s most-watched show — ABC won the first night of the season. It averaged 17.7 million viewers and an 11.3 rating/18 share among households in primetime. CBS (11.9 million, 7.4/11) was a healthy second. NBC took third with 8.4 million viewers and a 5.1/8, beating out FOX (7.3 million, 4.3/7). The CW (2 million, 1.3/2) trailed.

ABC also led among adults 18-49, though the race was closer. It scored a 4.2 rating in the demographic to beat out CBS’ 3.8. NBC, 2.8, edged FOX, 2.7, for third, while The CW came in at 1.0.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” season premiere (20.1 million viewers, 12.8/20 households)
FOX: “House” season premiere (10.5 million, 6.1/9)
CBS: “How I Met Your Mother” season premiere (8.8 million, 5.3/8)/”Rules of Engagement” season premiere (8.3 million, 5.1/8)
NBC: “Chuck” season premiere (6.1 million, 3.5/5)
The CW: “90210” (2.15 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (4.6)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Dancing With the Stars” season premiere (21.9 million, 13.9/21)
CBS: “Two and a Half Men” season premiere (14.5 million, 8.9/13)/”Mike & Molly” series premiere (12.2 million, 7.6/11)
NBC: “The Event” series premiere (11.2 million, 6.8/10)
FOX: “Lone Star” series premiere (4.1 million, 2.5/4)
The CW: “Gossip Girl” (1.9 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “Dancing With the Stars” (5.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” series premiere (13.8 million, 8.6/14)
ABC: “Castle” season premiere (11.2 million, 7.2/12)
NBC: “Chase” series premiere (7.9 million, 5.0/8)

18-49 leader: “Hawaii Five-0” (3.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Rick Porter