Monday's juiciest ratings stories:

- 8 pm titan Deal or No Deal surged with 2 million viewers to achieve a new season-best audience of 17.27 mil.
- The Class simmered down a bit from its new time-slot premiere high (to 8.7 mil).
- The CW's first Monday batch of fresh Chris- All of Us- Girlfriends- The Game episodes averaged 2.9 million for the night. That's 230,000 fewer than were watching 7th Heaven- Runaway, but a 400,000 bump from the quartet's most recent Sunday numbers.
- And last, but not by any means least noteworthy: What About Brian (up 1.2 mil, to 8.3) bested Studio 60 (down a mil, to 7.76) to claim 10 o'clock's No. 2 spot. Aaron Sorkin, you're buying J.J. Abrams dinner.