By Margaret Lyons
Updated May 08, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT
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In a tight battle, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy beat CBS’ CSI to win Thursday’s ratings race with 15.3 million viewers. Meanwhile, Ugly Betty‘s audience grew slightly over last week; My Name Is Earl continued to hemorrhage viewers and fell to its lowest ratings ever; Parks & Recreation‘s audience also declined week-to-week but did improve over its lead-in; Supernatural dipped slightly below its season average; and Southland continued to drop from its premiere episode several weeks back.

Time

Show

Viewers (in millions)

8:00 p.m.

Survivor (CBS)
Bones (Fox)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
My Name Is Earl (NBC)
Smallville (The CW)

12.0
8.6
7.5
4.4
3.2

8:30 p.m.

Parks & Recreation (NBC)

4.6

9:00 p.m.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
CSI (CBS)
The Office (NBC)
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)
Supernatural (The CW)

15.3
14.6
7.7
6.5
2.8

9:30 p.m.

30 Rock (NBC)

6.2

10:00 p.m.

Michael J. Fox Special (ABC)
CSI (CBS)
Southland (NBC)

10.6
9.7 (repeat)
6.5

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