TV Ratings: CBS, 'Desperate Housewives' are Sunday best
The return of
CBS averaged a 6.6 rating/11 share in primetime, topping ABC's 6.0/10.
ABC did take the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 3.1 rating. FOX took second in the advertisers' favorite demo with a 2.5, followed by NBC, 2.3, and CBS, 2.0. The CW drew a paltry 0.3.
CBS scored a 7.7/14 at 7 p.m. with "
The first new "Desperate Housewives" in four weeks earned an 8.5/13 -- the night's biggest audience -- at 9 p.m. CBS fell back to second with its Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler," 6.3/10. "The Celebrity Apprentice," 5.0/8, hold onto third for NBC. "
At 10, ABC's
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.