By Lynette Rice
Updated September 28, 2010 at 05:47 PM EDT

Image Credit: Bill Matlock/FoxBad news for the campaign to save Fox’s critically-lauded drama Lone Star: The freshman series on Monday posted a 23% decline among adults 18-49 versus last week and only averaged 3.23 million viewers, down from its premiere audience of 4.1 million, according to preliminary results. The drama actually lost eyeballs in its second half-hour, from 3.57 million to 2.09 million. Ouch. It seems likely that Fox will make a decision on the series this week (like maybe a midseason relaunch?) One can only dream.

There’s just no use fighting the behemoth that is ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: The second performance night that featured a pretty disastrous performance by Michael Bolton (and some equally harsh words from judge Bruno Tonioli) lured 21.5 million viewers and helped ABC win the night among eyeballs and adults 18-49.

The night wasn’t much better for the second outing of NBC’s The Event, which was down 19% versus last week among adults 18-49. It averaged 8.9 million, down from last week’s 11.13 million.

CBS came in second for the night in viewers (11.1 million), followed by NBC (6.88 million), Fox (6.87 million), and The CW (1.87 million).