ABC’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ returns w/ original content scores


Sunday Prime:  ABC posted its strongest Sunday night of the season with its regular line up in both Total Viewers (11.8 million) and Adults 18-49 (3.7/9)…Net’s best performance with a regular Sunday line up in since September 2008 in Total Viewers and tied best since November 2008 in Adults 18-49 – since 9/28/08 and 11/30/08, respectively.

AFV:  At 7pm, America’s Funniest Home Videos drew its biggest overall audience (10.2 million) in over 3 years and tied its top Adult 18-49 number (2.7/7) since February 2009 – since 1/28/07 and 2/8/09, respectively.

Desperate Housewives: Returning to original for the first time in 4 weeks (since 12/06/09) at 9pm, ABC’s Desperate Housewives pulled in its biggest audience (15.2 million) and equaled its highest Adult 18-49 rating (5.2/12) in more than 1 year – since 12/7/08. Sunday’s #1 non-sports TV show, Housewives registered as the night’s most-watched entertainment series for its 11th straight original telecast this season, while standing as Sunday’s #1 series for 9 consecutive original airings with Adults 18-49.  

(source: data and information provided by ABC)