30 Rock by Nicole Rivelli/NBC 30 Rock by Nicole Rivelli/NBC

Here is how Thursday played out:

8 pm/ET
Survivor topped the hour with 12.1 million total viewers, a week-to-week gain of almost a mil. Placing behind 5th Grader, NBC's Earl (6.77 mil) dipped 200K, but 30 Rock surged 700 thou, to 6.42 mil. Smallville soared with 3.49 mil.

9 pm
Behind a CSI repeat, The Office (9.8 mil, +580K) and Scrubs (7.32 mil, +750K) both saw gains.

10 pm
A Trace repeat was trailed by ER (7.75 mil, up a hair) and Eli Stone, which bowed out with 6.13 mil (inching up 230 thou).