Lie to Me has not been cancelled by Fox; as recently as today the network insisted it hoped to keep the show for a fourth season.
Through 10 of 13 episodes allotted to it this season, it has averaged 1.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. So far, Fox’s network average is a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demo. If you would like a list of shows that follow this trend, only to be cancelled in the past five years–look at the shows cancelled within the past five years
Most of Monday’s television shows were in reruns, fleeing from ESPN’s BCS title game. That’s a good thing, as the Auburn-Oregon game averaged 27.3 million viewers, an all-time record for an event broadcast on ESPN.
NBC re-aired the first two episodes of “The Cape” in its permanent timeslot. The show didn’t do very well, drawing a 1.0 rating and just over 3.5 million viewers. NBC better hope that’s new viewers and that Sunday’s viewers will return next week. It’s an odd scheduling arrangement.
“Lie to Me” aired two original episodes, and demonstrated why it did not receive a back nine, with a 1.5 demo rating between the two.
The already renewed “Castle” aired a new episode, and thanked the stars it was already renewed, with an anemic 2.1 demo rating.
The Bachelor (8-10 pm): 2.8 demo, 8.5 million viewers
How I Met Your Mother (Repeat): 2.4 demo, 7.3 million viewers
Lie To Me: 1.6 demo, 5.5 million viewers
Chuck (repeat): .8 demo, 3 million viewers
Rules of Engagement (repeat): 2.0 demo, 6.6 million viewers
Two and a Half Men (repeat): 2.4 demo, 10.2 million viewers
Lie to Me: 1.5 demo, 5.4 million viewers
The Cape (9-11, repeat): 1.0 demo, 3.5 million viewers
Mike and Molly (repeat): 2.0 demo, 8.6 million viewers
Castle: 2.1 demo, 9 million viewers
Hawaii Five-0 (repeat): 1.5 demo, 6.6 million viewers