‘Family Guy’ Overtaking ‘Housewives’ as Sunday’s Big Hit

Oct 12, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Just weeks into the new season, Fox’s "Family Guy" has landed somewhere it never had before — ahead of ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" in the ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing preliminary Nielsen figures.

NBC won the night thanks to the NFL, but "Family Guy" has emerged slightly ahead of "Housewives."

NBC’s "Sunday Night Football" reached 13.8 million total viewers with a 5.5 preliminary adults 18-49; "Desperate Housewives" was seen by 13.1 million total viewers with a 4.4; "Family Guy" reached 8.9 million with a 4.5; and CBS’s "Three Rivers" (time-shifted because of the NFL overrun) managed to snag 7.7 million total viewers with a 1.9.

— Allison J. Waldman


  1. I just don’t get this.
    I and many, many other people frankly haven’t found Family Guy to be all that funny this season.
    Last night’s episode, for example, almost completely fell flat.
    It’s not just our sense of humor, either, as the reruns showing in syndication and on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim are still hilarious.

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