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'Dancing With The Stars' TV's Opening Night Winner

NEW YORK (AP) - Forget Bristol Palin and The Situation. It's the folks at ABC who are dancing. The Nielsen Co. said Tuesday that the 21 million people who watched Monday's two-hour "Dancing With the Stars" made it the clear winner on the opening night of a new television season. After a long, slow summer, CBS and NBC had some good news, too.

The "Dancing With the Stars" debut was up 18 percent over last season's opener.

Two other winners: CBS' remake of "Hawaii Five-0," which was the second-most popular show of the night, and NBC's new mystery "The Event." The night's biggest loser was Fox's "Lone Star."
      

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