'Desperate Housewives' Scores Sunday

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Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 4, 2008

ABC's "Desperate Housewives" saw its ratings tick up again Sunday, leading the network to a ratings victory.

ABC averaged a 7.4 rating/13 share for the night. CBS finished second at 5.7/10. FOX, 3.3/6, came in third, edging NBC's 3.1/5. The CW managed only a 0.9/1.

The adults 18-49 title also went to ABC, which scored a 4.2 rating in the demographic. FOX finished second with a 2.6. CBS, 1.8, came in third, followed by NBC, 1.2, and The CW, 0.5.

CBS started the night on top with "60 Minutes" earning a 6.9/14 at 7 p.m. "America's Funniest Home Videos" drew a 4.4/9 for ABC, beating the 2.9/6 for "Dateline NBC." Reruns of "King of the Hill" and "The Simpsons" averaged 1.9/4 for FOX. An "America's Next Top Model" rerun aired on The CW.

"Cold Case," 7.4/13, kept CBS in front at 8 p.m., although "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (6.9/12) led the hour in adults 18-49. FOX moved into third with new episodes of "The Simpsons," 3.8/7, and "King of the Hill," 3.5/6. "Monk" held steady at 2.8/5 for NBC. The CW trailed with "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Aliens in America."

"Desperate Housewives" moved ABC to the top spot at 9 p.m., scoring a 10.8/17. "Family Guy," 4.7/7, and "American Dad," 3.9/6, moved FOX ahead of CBS and "Dexter," 4.0/6. "Psych" was fourth for NBC, while "The Game" and "Girlfriends" averaged 1.0/2 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" drew a 7.5/13. A second hour of "Dexter" posted a 4.4/7 for CBS, topping a "Law & Order: SVU" rerun, 4.2/7, on NBC.

FOX led Saturday's ratings with a 4.3/8. CBS took second in households at 3.8/7, although ABC, 3.6/7, had more viewers. NBC drew a 2.6/5.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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