Dancing with the Stars by Carol Kaelson/ ABC Dancing with the Stars by Carol Kaelson/ ABC

This Monday's ratings:

8 pm/ET
Dancing with the Stars drew 24.74 million total viewers, a week-to-week increase of 1.65 mil and a 25 percent improvement over last season's final performance night. Chuck placed second with 8.36 mil, its largest audience since Oct. 1 and its best demos since the series premiere. How I Met Your Mother (8.07 mil) dipped 480K. The CW's Chris (2.28 mil, +130K) and Aliens (1.89 mil, +520K) each saw gains.

9 pm
CBS' Men (15.3 mil) was up 840 thou, while lead-out Rules (11.6 mil) dropped 570K. Samantha Who? (12.63 mil) was down 18 percent, and new lead-out Notes from the Underbelly only held onto 8.25 mil. Delivering 11.86 mil, Heroes soared 11 percent to an eight-week high. Girlfriends (2.28 mil, +480K) and The Game (2.8 mil, +430K) both were up.

10 pm
CSI: Miami was on top with 15.45 mil, a 770K drop. Journeyman (6.18 mil) edged out October Road (six mil), which shed 360 thou from last Thursday's season premiere.