Jason Lee in My Name Is Earl by Justin Lubin/NBC Photo Jason Lee in My Name Is Earl by Justin Lubin/NBC Photo

This Thursday, as Fox's World Series Game 2 coverage averaged 15.64 million total viewers:

8 pm/ET
Survivor topped the first hour of baseball, with 14.15 million viewers (up 200K week-to-week). Betty (9.84 mil) also saw an increase. My Name Is Earl (8.23 mil) gained a mil week-to-week and soared 33 percent in the demos, while lead-out 30 Rock (6.53 mil) was up a quarter mil. Smallville (4.5 mil) came down to earth with a drop of 560 thou.

9 pm
Opposite a CSI rerun (14.75 mil), Grey's bested baseball by drawing 17.95 mil. A plain ol' regular 30-minute edition of The Office (8.98 mil) did nearly 500 thou better than last week. Lead-out Scrubs (7.03 mil) fell 1.4 mil shy of its 2006 premiere, yet was up six percent in the demos. Supernatural (3.27 mil) inched up 210 thou.

10 pm
Trailing baseball, Without a Trace delivered 12.75 mil. ER (9.12 mil) slipped 890K but still deflated Big Shots (8.08 mil, down 260K, and shedding two mil plus in its second half-hour).