ABC Wins Low-Rated Easter

Apr 9, 2007  •  Post A Comment

ABC swept the Easter Sunday night Nielsens with its regular lineup.

ABC had “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” (4.2 rating among adults 18 to 48 according to preliminary Nielsens), “Desperate Housewives” (6.0) and “Brothers & Sisters” (4.1).

That’s a series low for “Housewives,” but the Easter holiday had viewership down across the board. Also, the return of HBO’s “The Sopranos” and “Entourage” may have impacted numbers as well.

CBS was second in the demo and first in households. The network aired “Amazing Race: All Stars” (2.9), “Cold Case” (2.8) and “Without a Trace” (3.6).

On NBC, there was a two-hour “Dateline” (1.5), “Deal or No Deal” (2.8) and “The Apprentice” (2.6).

Fox was fourth with repeats. The CW was fifth with repeats and an original “7th Heaven” (0.7).

(Editor: Romanelli)