Fresh Episodes Result in Sunday Ratings Surge for ABC

Jan 4, 2010  •  Post A Comment

New episodes of "Extreme Makeover," "Desperate Housewives" and "Brothers & Sisters" helped boost ABC to a Sunday night win in the key adult demo, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

At 8 p.m. "Extreme Makeover" scored a 3.3 in the adult 18-49 demographic, followed by "Desperate Housewives" with a 5.2 at 9 p.m. "Brothers & Sisters" slid back to a 3.6 at 10 p.m..

NBC won overall with the NFL game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals, averaging a 5.4 from 8-11 p.m., according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

Fox’s Animation Domination line up was competitive: "The Simpsons" rated a 4.0; "Cleveland Show" earned a 3.3; "Family Guy" collected a 3.9; and "American Dad" garnered a 3.8.

— Allison J. Waldman

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