TV Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy" Wins Thursday, "Earl" Up Again
People's Choice Award winning drama "Grey's Anatomy" returned to ABC helping the network win Thursday night as it soared to almost 23 million viewers becoming the most watched broadcast in the US.
The network kicked things off at 8pm with an all-new episode of "Ugly Betty" which returned to its normal levels scoring 13,42 million viewers.
ABC's 10pm drama "Men In Trees" however only managed to hold on to about 45% of "Grey's" audience scoring only 10,26 million viewers.
Over on NBC, "My Name Is Earl" continued to surprise as it reached season-high 10,9 million viewers. Both "Earl" and "The Office" went on to win the timeslot in the 18-49 demo ("Betty" was superior in overall viewers).
The weakest link in NBC's comedy line-up continues to be "30 Rock" at 9:30pm which posted 6,06 million.
Tori Spelling's appearance on "Smallville" was seen by solid 4,62 million viewers, while "The O.C." remained at its disappointing season-average of 3,8 million.