Gasps all around: CBS topped Thursday yet again. (Yes, we know, shocker.) Survivor: Gabon (11.9 million viewers at 8 p.m.), CSI (18.1 million at 9 p.m.) and Eleventh Hour (11 million at 10 p.m.) dominated their time slots and helped the Eye bring in an average 13.8 million viewers for the evening, according to preliminary data. But the night’s big story was over at the CW, where little engines that could Smallville and Supernatural quietly continue to add to their numbers. Airing at 8 p.m., the Superman show (star Tom Welling is pictured) leaped to 4.8 million (up from last week’s 4.3 million), besting its season premiere. Then, at 9 p.m., Supernatural (3.7 million) was up for the third week in a row, also earning its best ratings since September
Elsewhere, NBC’s freshman comedy Kath & Kim, which just received a full season order, was up again with 5.6 million viewers, as was ABC’s Life on Mars (8.9 million). Mars’
Whoopi Goldberg led a pack of celebrities guesting on Thursday TV –
some high profile, some just golden TV veterans (yay, sweeps!). Oprah
stopped by NBC’s 30 Rock, which nabbed 8 million watchers. Jane Seymour played herself on My Name Is Earl (6.6 million). Courtney B. Vance joined his real-life wife, Angela Bassett, on ER (8.6 million). And The O.C.’s Melinda Clarke returned as S&M guru Leady Heather on the night’s top-rated show, CSI. Also of note: The Office (8.4 million) lost more than a million viewers from its previous installment, Ugly Betty (9 million) increased for a third straight week and cracked the 9 million mark for the first time since its season debut, and Grey’s Anatomy (15.3 million) stayed flat and remained No. 1 in the all-important 18-39 demographic.
In on other ratings news, final numbers for Tuesday’s election coverage are in and, as we reported on Wednesday,
ABC attracted the most viewers with 13.2 million tuning in to hear its
pundits chime in on Obama’s big win. NBC came in a close second with
12.1 million viewers, while 7.4 million watched the coverage on CBS,
and 4.7 million witnessed history unfold on Fox.
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In on other ratings news, final numbers for Tuesday’s election coverage are in and, as we reported on Wednesday,ABC attracted the most viewers with 13.2 million tuning in to hear itspundits chime in on Obama’s big win. NBC came in a close second with12.1 million viewers, while 7.4 million watched the coverage on CBS,and 4.7 million witnessed history unfold on Fox.