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Ratings: DWTS Partners with 20.9 Mil; Mother Sparkles

Monday's ratings highlights:8 pm/ETDancing with the Stars returned to an audience of 20.9 million total viewers, down a bit from the Season 6 kickoff. Both The Big Bang Theory (9.11 mil) and How I Met Your Mother: Pre-Britney Edition (9.73 mil) were up 14 percent from their last fresh episodes. Canterbury's Law (5.66 mil) dropped 25 percent of its premiere audience.9 pmOpposite the last 30 minutes of DWTS, Two and Half Men (14.03 mil) was down 1.3 mil from its last new ep. The Bachelor did 8.96 mil, a 600 thou slip from the previous edition's debut. New Amsterdam pulled 7.3 mil, down another 17 percent. Girlicious (1.57 mil) dipped a hair.10 pmMedium (9.9 mil) surged 700K to best a CSI: Miami repeat and the 10 o'clock hour of Bachelor.

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Monday's ratings highlights:
8 pm/ET
Dancing with the Stars returned to an audience of 20.9 million total viewers, down a bit from the Season 6 kickoff. Both The Big Bang Theory (9.11 mil) and How I Met Your Mother: Pre-Britney Edition (9.73 mil) were up 14 percent from their last fresh episodes. Canterbury's Law (5.66 mil) dropped 25 percent of its premiere audience.
9 pm
Opposite the last 30 minutes of DWTS, Two and Half Men (14.03 mil) was down 1.3 mil from its last new ep. The Bachelor did 8.96 mil, a 600 thou slip from the previous edition's debut. New Amsterdam pulled 7.3 mil, down another 17 percent. Girlicious (1.57 mil) dipped a hair.
10 pm
Medium (9.9 mil) surged 700K to best a CSI: Miami repeat and the 10 o'clock hour of Bachelor.