TV Ratings: 'Desperate Housewives' battles 'Survivor' on Finale Sunday
The two-hour finale for ABC's "Desperate Housewives" went head-to-head with the three-hour finale of CBS' "Survivor: Tocantins," as ABC and CBS forged a Sunday night tie, each claiming some ratings triumph.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 3.6 rating, nipping the 3.5 rating for CBS. FOX was third in the key demographic with a 2.4 rating, topping the 1.3 rating for NBC and The CW's 0.3 rating.
Overall, CBS and ABC both averaged a 6.7 rating/11 share, but CBS' average audience of 11.83 million beat the 10.76 million for ABC. NBC was a distant third with a 3.2/5, followed by the 2.9/5 for FOX and The CW's 0.8/1.
CBS started the night in first with a 6.3/12 for "60 Minutes." ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was second with a 3.8/7. NBC's "Dateline" was third with a 3.2/6, topping FOX's repeats of "King of the Hill" and "American Dad." The CW's "Jericho" repeat had a 0.5/1 for fifth.
The first hour of the "Survivor" finale had a 6.5/11 for CBS in the 9 p.m. hour, better than the 5.6/9 for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." NBC's "Dateline" improved in its second hour and beat the 3.2/5 for "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill" on FOX. The CW's Random Movie of the Night was "License to Kill," which finished fifth.
ABC moved into first at 9 p.m. with an 8.4/13 for "Desperate Housewives." CBS' "Survivor: Tocantins" had a 7.3/11 for second, though it beat ABC's soap in the 18-49 demo. FOX's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" had a 3.8/6 for third, bettering the 2.6/4 for NBC's "Saturday Night Live" special "Just the Shorts." The CW's movie trailed.
"Desperate Housewives" improved to a 9.0/15 in its second hour, while CBS' "Survivor" was down to a 6.6/11 for its results and the live reunion special. NBC's "SNL" showcase trailed.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
Let Streaming Genie help you.