Desperate Housewives Finale Pulls In 11 Million Viewers

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The grand finale of ABC‘s Desperate Housewives saw its ratings rise with over 11 million viewers tuning in.

8pm. The season finale of Once Upon A Time also benefited from a rise in ratings with 9.4 million viewers and a 3.2 rating compared with last week’s figures of 8.9 million viewers and a 3.0 18-49 rating. ABC confirmed during the week the fantasy drama starring Jennifer Morrison had been renewed for a second season. On CBS the season finale of Survivor: One World pulled in 10.2 million viewers with a 2.8 rating. The Simpson‘s on Fox attracted 4 million viewers with a 1.9 rating followed by Bob’s Burgers with 3.6 million viewers and a 1.8 18-49 rating. Kathy Bates drama Harry’s Law on NBC was seen by 7.6 million viewers with a 1.0 rating – the legal drama was officially axed by the broadcaster last week.

At 9pm the two-hour finale of Desperate Housewives on ABC saw quite a big rise in ratings. After eight years the antics of Wisteria Lane’s (often crazy) residents drew to a close as the stories of Bree (Marcia Cross), Lynette (Felicity Huffman), Susan (Teri Hatcher), Gabby (Eva Longoria) and Renee (Vanessa Williams) were tied up. The two-hour finale had 11.1 million viewers with a 3.2 18-49 rating which compares to last week’s figures of 9.3 million viewers and a 18-49 rating of 2.8. Elsewhere at 9pm Celebrity Apprentice on NBC attracted 5.4 million viewers with a 1.8 rating while Family Guy had 4.9 million viewers with a 2.3 18-49 rating followed by the season finale of American Dad on Fox which was seen by 4.1 million viewers with a 2.0 rating.

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