TV Ratings: 'Desperate Housewives' series finale lifts ABC to Sunday win
CBS is second with the 'Survivor: One World' finale
The series finale of "Desperate Housewives" delivered the show's best ratings of the season and combined with the season finale of "Once Upon a Time" to life ABC to Sunday wins both overall and in the key demo.
CBS was second with OK numbers for the three-hour finale of "Survivor: One World."
For the night, ABC averaged a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, tops in the key demographic. CBS was second with a 2.3 key demo rating, beating FOX's 1.7 rating and the 1.3 key demo rating for NBC.
Overall, ABC averaged a 5.8 rating/10 share to go with 9.49 million viewers, edging out CBS' 5.6/10 and 9.43 million viewers. There was a big drop to NBC's 3.5/6 and 5.505 million viewers and to FOX's 2.2/4 and 3.6 million viewers.
7 p.m. - CBS started primetime in first overall with 9.205 million viewers for "60 Minutes," which finished second with a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" was second 6.31 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.6 key demo rating. NBC's "Dateline" was third overall with 3.62 million viewers and fourth with a 0.8 key demo rating. FOX was third in the demo and fourth overall with a "Simpsons" repeat (2.12 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo) and a new "The Cleveland Show" (2.79 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating.
8 p.m. - The first hour of the "Survivor: One World" finale kept CBS in first overall for the 8 p.m. hour with 10.08 million viewers, coming in second with a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Once Upon a Time" was second overall with 9.45 million viewers and won the hour with a 3.2 key demo rating, both up from last week. Shortly after its cancellation, NBC's "Harry's Law" averaged 7.61 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. FOX remained fourth overall and third in the demo with "The Simpsons" (4 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo) and "Bob's Burgers" (3.63 million viewers and a 1.8 key demo).
9 p.m. - ABC moved into first for the 9 p.m. hour with 10.98 million viewers and a 3.2 rating among adults 18-49 for the start of the "Desperate Housewives" finale. CBS' "Survivor: One World" finale was second with 10.36 million viewers and a 2.9 key demo rating. "Celebrity Apprentice" averaged 5.3 million viewers for third and a 1.6 key demo rating for fourth. FOX, meanwhile, stayed fourth overall and third in the key demo with "Family Guy" (4.94 million viewers and a 2.3 key demo) and "American Dad" (4.12 million and a 2.0 key demo).
10 p.m. - "Desperate Housewives" closed its series run with 11.23 million viewers and a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49, winning the 10 p.m. hour for ABC. CBS' "Survivor: One World" live show (complete with results) averaged 8.065 million viewers and a 2.4 key demo rating in second. Against the enhanced competition, NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" slipped to 5.49 million viewers and a 1.9 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.