Ratings: Chuck Spies All-Time Low, LOLA Drops

Well Chuck a duck – NBC’s spy dramedy returned to action this Monday with barely 4 million total viewers and dropped 13 percent to a new all-time low demo rating of 1.3. Your mission moving forward, series boss Josh Schwartz saysvia Twitter: “[There are] 4 more episodes left. You all watch ’em = good things happen. You don’t and… Well, you all will.”

The night’s other headline belongs to NBC’s Law & Order: LA, which returned revamped and with a pair of new episodes. The double bill averaged 6 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, improving upon The Event‘s most recent performance during the 9 o’clock hour but falling shy of Harry’s Law‘s typical viewership come 10 pm (the time slot LOLA will call home starting next Monday).

LOLA was down some 30 percent from its original incarnation’s final Wednesday airing, in December.

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Elsewhere this Monday:

8/7c | Dancing With the Stars dipped a few points to 20.5 million total viewers and a 4.3 rating. House slipped to 9 million viewers/3.2 (possibly a series-low demo rating, muses TVByTheNumbers), while CBS’ How I Met Your Mother (6.8 mil/2.7) and Mad Love (5.4 mil/1.9) both hit season lows.

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9/8c | Fox’s The Chicago Code held steady with 6 million viewers and a 1.8 rating, besting LOLA on both counts and placing third behind DWTS and CBS’ sitcombo of a fresh Mike & Molly (7.9 mil/a series-low 2.5)/Two and a Half Men repeat (7.3 mil/2.0).

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10/9c | Castle dominated the hour with 12.65 million viewers and a 3.1 rating, gaining 7 percent from last week’s NCAA basketball-impaired outing. With 9.1 million viewers and a series-low 2.4 rating, Hawaii Five-0 was down 7 and 17 percent, respectively.

What was playing on your TV this Monday night? (And just how worried are you now for ol’ Chuck?)