Monday's ratings recap:
Dancing with the Stars averaged 18.56 million total viewers over its 90-minute run, gaining 900K week-to-week. Placing second, CBS' Big Bang stayed put at 9.28 mil, while How I Met Your Mother (9.36 mil) inched up 220 thou. Surging 12 percent from its previous outing, Chuck came in third with 6.7 mil.
The recently renewed Sarah Connor Chronicles (5.34 mil) dipped 260K, and Gossip Girl (3.03 mil) dropped nine percent.
Two and a Half Men (14.55 million viewers) topped the demos for the first half hour, and lead-out Worst Week (9.9 mil) inched up a bit but still played also-ran to Samantha Who? (11.03 mil, sliding 660 thou). Heroes (8.46 mil) was No. 1 in demos come 9:30, but overall was down 140K week-to-week. Prison Break (5.84 mil, +400K) and One Tree Hill (3.65 mil, +220K) both saw gains.
CSI: Miami gained 250 thou to top the hour with 13.25 mil. Boston Legal (nearly nine mil) enjoyed a 10 percent bump. NBC's My Own Worst Enemy (5.7 mil) spied a 21 percent plunge from its debut.