David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, <I>Bones</i> David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, Bones

Thursday's ratings recap:

8 pm/ET
Bones made its new time-slot debut to nearly 10 million total viewers, which was plenty to top the hour. Placing third (behind an NCIS repeat) was Ugly Betty (7.54 mil). NBC's Earl did 6.5 mil (slipping 600K), while Kath & Kim fell shy of five mil. Smallville (3.8 mil) dropped 470 thou from last week's impressive return.

9 pm
CSI said goodbye to 23 percent of the audience who tuned in for Grissom's goodbye, delivering 17.53 million viewers. Grey's Anatomy placed second (and topped the demos) with 14.25 mil, up 1.25 mil. NBC's The Office (8.74 mil) was up 400K, but 30 Rock (6.43 mil) dipped a bit. In fourth was a second new hour of Bones (7.52 mil). Supernatural, at 3.04 mil, was up a hair from last week. Next week: Gym shorts!

10 pm
Eleventh Hour (12.31 million viewers) dropped 20 percent week-to-week, while Private Practice (9.64 mil) gained a mil. ER (7.7 mil) saw a 700-thou increase.