Ratings: 90210 Warms Up, LOLA Plunges

Spring break offered a nice climate for The CW’s 90210, which on Monday night returned to an audience of 1.72 million total viewers, up 21 percent from its last fresh episode. The sudser’s 0.8 demo rating also represented a 14 percent gain.

Come 9 pm, Gossip Girl retained 1.5 million of 90210‘s viewers and held the demo rating, enjoying its own increases of 7 and 14 percent, respectively.

NBC, meanwhile, suffered its lowest-rated all-originals Monday night of the season (…as one of its rivals helpfully points out). Though bubble boy Chuck (4.2 mil/1.3) held steady, The Event (3.75 mil/1.1) dipped to new lows, while Law & Order: LA (4.9 mil/1.1) plunged 18 and 27 percent.

LOLA is now off 34 percent and 16 percent from time slot predecessor Harry’s Law‘s finale numbers.

Elsewhere on Monday:

8/7c | Dancing With the Stars delivered 19.6 million total viewers and a 3.9 rating, down a few percentage points on both counts. House held steady at 8.64 mil and a 3.2, while How I Met Your Mother (6.4 mil/2.5) tied its series-low demo.

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9/8c | Cougar Town‘s special Monday comeback drew 8.5 mil and a 2.3 rating — up 29 percent in total audience from its last outing (on February 2), but curiously down 15 percent in the demo. Moving back to its 9:30 perch, Mike & Molly (9.7 mil/2/5) grabbed 23 percent more viewers than last week’s 9:00 try-out. The Chicago Code copped a small uptick in audience (to 6.43 mil) and repeated its 1.8 rating.

10/9c | With Castle taking a knee, Hawaii Five-0 dominated the hour with 10.9 million viewers and a 2.6 rating, registering gains of 20 and 8 percent. ABC’s 20/20 special on the royal wedding was attended by 7.7 million viewers.

What were you watching on Monday? And remember: Even more new Cougar Town arrives on Wednesday at 9:30 pm!