Thursday's numbers, at a glance:
Survivor topped the hour with 12.87 million total viewers (down 400K week-to-week). Ugly Betty placed second with 8.2 mil, dipping 230 thou, followed by NBC's combo of Earl (6.5 mil, down eight percent) and Kath & Kim (six mil, plunging 19 percent from its premiere). Smallville, at 4.17 mil (up a hair), bested Hole in the Wall.
CSI dropped 18 percent from its season premiere but still lorded over Grey's in total viewers (18.8 million to 14.6). This week, however, Grey's placed No. 1 in the demos. NBC's The Office (8.07 mil) dropped a mil, while Weekend Update Thursday (8.6 mil) declined 18 percent from its debut. Supernatural slipped a hair, to 3.06 mil.
Versus last week's dead heat, CBS' Eleventh Hour (12 mil, up 440K) this time around passed ABC's Life on Mars (8.47 mil, plunging 26 percent from its premiere). ER (8.8. mil) said goodbye to not just Abby (sniff!) but also 450,000 of last week's viewers.