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ABC Wins Sunday

Apr 23, 2007  •  Post A Comment

ABC won Sunday night with unspectacular results from “Desperate Housewives,” an absence of CBS’s popular “Cold Case” and “Without a Trace,” and a tired finale of “The Apprentice.”

At 10 p.m., the “Apprentice” finale won its hour in the young demo with a 3.2 rating but averaged only 7.9 million total viewers, which put it second to the second half of Hallmark original “Crossroads” on CBS. Still, that was “Apprentice’s” best demo and overall audience since Jan. 28.

At 9 p.m., “Desperate” averaged a 6.0 rating among the most-wanted 18- to 49-year-old viewers and 15.6 million total viewers. At 10 p.m., a repeat “Brothers & Sisters” averaged a 2.6 rating in the 18 to 49 demo and 7 million total viewers.

“Crossroads” on CBS averaged a 2.4 rating in the 18-49 demo and 10.6 million total viewers from 9 to 11 p.m.

For the night, ABC averaged a 3.8 rating in the demo and 10.6 million viewers. CBS was second with 2.3 in the demo and 9.9 million viewers. NBC’s average for the night was a 2.2 in the demo and 7 million total viewers. Fox averaged a 2.5 demo rating and 5.3 million viewers. The CW logged a 0.7 in the demo and 1.9 million viewers.

(Editor: Horowitz)