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Not everything is bigger in Texas: Ratings-challenged Fox drama Lone Star continued to struggle Monday night, perhaps sealing the show's fate.

The freshman con-man drama dropped to only 3.8 million viewers and averaged the same rating among the adults 18-to-49 demographic as it did last week, according to Nielsen overnight estimates. However, the show's demo rating dropped 44 percent in the second half hour, falling to last place behind Gossip Girl. Lone Star again dumped more than 60 percent of its House (10.1 million viewers) lead-in.

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Other new shows saw second-week slides as well: NBC's The Event

(9 million viewers) was down 19 percent in the demo, while CBS' Hawaii Five-0 (12.3 million viewers) and NBC's Chase (6.4 million viewers) slipped 10 percent and 9 percent, respectively.ABC won the night overall on the strength of a two-hour episode of Dancing with the Stars (22.6 million viewers) and Castle (12.4 million viewers). Dancing was down only 6 percent in the demo from a week ago, while Castle grew an outstanding 19 percent. (That number is likely to be adjusted due to Dancing's overrun and an ABC affiliate in Green Bay running Monday Night Football.)CBS took second place, with How I Met Your Mother (9 million viewers) and Rules of Engagement (8.1 million) improving slightly in the demo, and Two and a Half Men (13.9 million viewers) and Mike & Molly (11.2 million viewers) falling a notch.Chuck kicked off third-place NBC's night with 5.3 million viewers, falling 5 percent in the demo. Fox took fourth place, while the CW's 90210 (2 million viewers) and Gossip Girl (1.8 million viewers) each held steady.During premiere week, CBS took top honors, improving 3 percent in the demo and 6 percent in total viewers from the same week a year ago. NBC tied with ABC for second, as the Peacock also showed improvement in the demo and total viewers versus the previous year. ABC and Fox, which placed fourth, fell 15 percent and 16 percent in the demo, respectively.Overall, the five broadcast networks were down 5.5 percent in the demo compared to a year ago.