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Ratings: ABC holds strong

Ugly Betty returned to the ABC lineup with a respectable showing, though down slightly from its season average, while Survivor enjoyed a modest uptick over the previous few weeks and Bones held steady in the number-two spot. My Name is Earl fell to its lowest ratings of the season, continuing its steady ratings decline. Parks held on to its entire Earl lead-in and posted the same numbers as last week (though down from its Office-lead-in premiere). The 9 p.m. shows were down from their season averages across the board, and 30 Rock saw its lowest ratings since January. ABC’s dramas won their demos handily, and at 10 p.m. a rerun of Criminal Minds performed well for CBS, while Southland fell from its strong initial showings.

Time Show Ratings (in millions)
8:00 p.m. Survivor (CBS)
Bones (Fox)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
My Name is Earl (NBC)
Smallville (The CW)
11.7
8.8
6.8
5.3
3.3
8:30 p.m. Parks & Recreation (NBC) 5.3
9:00 p.m. CSI (CBS)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
Supernatural (The CW)
15.3
13.9
7.3
7.0
3.0
9:30 p.m. 30 Rock (NBC) 6.0
10:00 p.m. Criminal Minds (CBS)
Private Practice (ABC)
Southland (NBC)
10.3 (repeat)
9.8
6.7