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Ratings: Big Wedding Turnout Powers Grey's Past CSI

Thursday's ratings recap:

8 pm/ET
Survivor topped the hour with 11.97 million total viewers, up 240K week-to-week. Bones followed with 8.62 mil, dipping 210 thou. Claiming third was Ugly Betty, which surged 10 percent to 7.5 mil. 

Both NBC's My Name Is Earl (4.43 mil, -16 percent) and Parks and Recreation (4.64 mil, -12 percent) dipped, while Smallville (3.34 mil) inched up 140K.

9 pm
Grey's Anatomy was the night's most watched program, as 15.33 million RSVP'd for not-Meredith's wedding. With CSI dipping 720 thou to 14.57 mil, this marks the first time Grey's has outdrawn the CBS procedural in total viewers since Nov. 1, 2007. Grey's also outperformed CSI in the key demos by its widest margin in two years — 51 percent. 

NBC's The Office (7.7 mil, +410K) and 30 Rock (6.17 mil, +200K) both saw gains, while Supernatural (2.79 mil) dropped 170 thou.

10 pm
Michael J. Fox's Optimistic special started strong and averaged 10.6 mil for the hour, but ultimately got bested by CBS' CSI repeat come 10:30. NBC's recently renewed Southland slipped 180K, to 6.5 mil.

P.S. I'll hit you here with some Wednesday ratings highlights a little later on.

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Michael J. Fox travels around the world to explore the nature of optimism and its transformative power; an in-depth look at the scientific power of optimism.

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Ratings: Big Wedding Turnout Powers Grey's Past CSI

Thursday's ratings recap:

8 pm/ET
Survivor topped the hour with 11.97 million total viewers, up 240K week-to-week. Bones followed with 8.62 mil, dipping 210 thou. Claiming third was Ugly Betty, which surged 10 percent to 7.5 mil. 

Both NBC's My Name Is Earl (4.43 mil, -16 percent) and Parks and Recreation (4.64 mil, -12 percent) dipped, while Smallville (3.34 mil) inched up 140K.

9 pm
Grey's Anatomy was the night's most watched program, as 15.33 million RSVP'd for not-Meredith's wedding. With CSI dipping 720 thou to 14.57 mil, this marks the first time Grey's has outdrawn the CBS procedural in total viewers since Nov. 1, 2007. Grey's also outperformed CSI in the key demos by its widest margin in two years — 51 percent. 

NBC's The Office (7.7 mil, +410K) and 30 Rock (6.17 mil, +200K) both saw gains, while Supernatural (2.79 mil) dropped 170 thou.

10 pm
Michael J. Fox's Optimistic special started strong and averaged 10.6 mil for the hour, but ultimately got bested by CBS' CSI repeat come 10:30. NBC's recently renewed Southland slipped 180K, to 6.5 mil.

P.S. I'll hit you here with some Wednesday ratings highlights a little later on.

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bones
8 pm/ET Fox
In this series, "B & B" stands for Brennan and Booth, but after tonight, it may default to its usual abbreviation for bed-and-breakfast. That's because Brennan shocks Booth with her sudden desire to have a baby — and she wants him to be the father! Such a development could put truth to the rumor that these two will finally get to know each other in the biblical sense, but in the meantime, Booth does his best to process this momentous decision with some help from Family Guy's Stewie Griffin (voice of Seth MacFarlane).

Read on for previews of Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist and Fashion Show. read more

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Premise: Michael J. Fox visits people across the globe to explore the nature of optimism and its transformative power. The journey includes a Himalayan nation that stresses joy in all of its residents' activities. Also: a scientific look at the state of optimism.

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