Fox and NBC’s Monday dramas returned after preemptions to different results. There was no good news for NBC as freshmen The Event (1.7/4) and Chase (1.2/3) were down 15% and 8%, respectively, from their last originals 2 weeks ago. Both hit all-time lows. The Event didn’t get much help from Matt Lauer’s interview with former President George W. Bush (1.7/4), which finished fourth in the 8 PM hour, down 15% from Chuck‘s delivery in the time period last week. Meanwhile, Fox’s dramas House (3.7.10) and Lie To Me (1.8/4) were slightly up, by 3% and 13%, from their last pre-baseball originals on Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, respectively.
ABC and CBS’ numbers may have been inflated by NFL preemptions. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (4.2/10) was up 5% from last week, Castle (2.8/8) up 4%. At CBS, How I Met Your Mother (3.5/9) was down 5%, Rules of Engagement (3.1/8) down 9%, Two and a Half Men (4.4/11) down 6%, while freshman Mike & Molly reversed the trend, up 3%. At 10 PM, Hawaii Five-0 (2.9/8) was down a tenth, barely edging ABC’s Castle. At the CW, Gossip Girl (1.8 million, 1.4/4 in 18-34) was steady in viewers and 18-34 and slightly up in the female demos.