Thursday's ratings headlines include:

- Smallville (with 4.77 million total viewers) was up about 300,000 week-to-week, while Supernatural held steady at 3.2 mil.
- Picking up 3.4 million viewers versus its previous outing, CSI (23.83 mil) bested Grey's Anatomy (20.96 mil) for the first time since Sept. 28.
- While the overlapping numbers for Earl and The Office are fuzzier and thus harder to pinpoint, it appears that 30 Rock improved upon its last Wednesday airing by about 160K, albeit with an audience (approx. 4.96 mil) that was little more half as large as the night's other super-sized sitcoms.
- Shark (15.32 mil), up 1.7 million, trumped ER (12.41 mil), which was down two mil.