Adrian Pasdar and Milo Ventimiglia in Heroes by Chris Haston/NBC Photo Adrian Pasdar and Milo Ventimiglia in Heroes by Chris Haston/NBC Photo

This Monday, as Dancing with the Stars partnered with an audience of 21.8 million total viewers (up 740,000 week-to-week):

8 pm
In the No. 2 spot, both CBS' Mother (8.58 mil) and Big Bang (9.39 mil) dipped 290K. Chuck came in third with 7.55 mil (down a hair), while Prison Break's fast-tracked "fall finale" (7.19 mil) dropped 650 thou. The CW's Chris (2.7 mil, +380K) and Aliens (2.2 mil, +440K) both saw gains.

9 pm
Samantha Who? delivered an impressive 14.34 mil, but was down a mil from its last decipherable 30-minute numbers. CBS' Men (14.17 mil) was up a hair, while lead-out Rules (11.53 mil) gained 510K. With an audience of 11.07 mil, Heroes rebounded from its slide with a 13 percent surge and bested ABC in demos. K-Ville sank to 4.73 mil, down 22 percent from its last fresh outing. Both Girlfriends (2.2 mil, +200 thou) and The Game (2.55 mil, +300K) were up.

10 pm
CSI: Miami added 1.27 mil to top the hour with 15.36 mil. The Bachelor (9.16 mil) dropped the same 900 thou that Journeyman (6.22 mil) seemed to pick up.