Anthony LaPaglia in Without a Trace by Cliff Lipson/CBS Anthony LaPaglia in Without a Trace by Cliff Lipson/CBS

Thursday's recap:

8 pm/ET
Survivor's penultimate episode drew 12.66 million total viewers, while Betty (eight mil) this week bested 5th Grader. Earl (6.08 mil) plunged 10 percent, setting up Scrubs' NBC finale (5.37 mil) for its own nine percent drop. Smallville (3.96 mil) gained 309K.

9 pm
CSI held steady at 17.82 mil, though Grey's (15.6 mil, up 500 thou) was tops in demos. NBC's Office (7.22 mil) dipped 446K, but 30 Rock's stellar season-ender gained 206 thou - and I have the study to prove it. Supernatural matched last week's 2.53 mil.

10 pm
Without a Trace surged 14 percent, to 14.6 mil. Lost placed second with 11.28 mil (slipping 291K), while ER brought up the rear with 7.6 mil, down 135 thou.