This Thursday's ratings rundown:
Opposite NCCA basketball coverage, Ugly Betty (10.76 mil) dropped 2.4 million total viewers from its last fresh outing to deliver its smallest audience since Nov. 23. Fox's 5th Grader (12.18 mil) won the hour, while Smallville (4.58 mil) slipped 500 thou from its last new episode.
Grey's Anatomy (22.4 million) came out on top with 4.8 mil fewer heads than its boffo Feb. 23 outing, but the key demos race wasn't even close. Scrubs (6.37 mil) was up 470,000 and Andy Barker, P.I. (5.85 mil) debuted to an audience 650K larger than the most recent 30 Rock. The big story, though, is that Supernatural, which only recently hit a season low, came through with its best numbers since Oct. 26: 3.54 mil.
In the battle of the newbies, ABC's October Road bested NBC's Raines, 14.3 million to 10.3 mil. October Road did three mil better than the latest Men in Trees, while Jeff Goldblum was up just 420,000 from ER.