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Ratings: Desperate Housewives, Amazing Race and NYC 22 Improve

ABC topped Sunday in the coveted adults 18-to-49 demographic as Desperate Housewives grew in its penultimate airing.Housewives earned 9.3 million viewers and a 2.8 rating, growing 16 and 12 percent, respectively. The audience was the show's second-largest all season, while the rating ...

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ABC topped Sunday in the coveted adults 18-to-49 demographic as Desperate Housewives grew in its penultimate airing.
Housewives earned 9.3 million viewers and a 2.8 rating, growing 16 and 12 percent, respectively. The audience was the show's second-largest all season, while the rating marked a 17-week high. Lead-in Once Upon a Time (8.9 million, 3.0) and lead-out GCB (5.6 million, 1.8) — the latter of which wrapped its freshman season — were both flat.

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The only other shows to improve Sunday besides Housewives were The Amazing Race, which rose slightly from last week to 9.4 million and a 2.6 for its Season 20 finale, and NYC 22 (6.9 million, 1.3), which was up a tenth.On NBC, Harry's Law (7.5 million, 0.7) hit a series low in the demo, while Celebrity Apprentice (6.1 million, 1.9) fell a tenth.8 p.m.
CBS: The Amazing Race 9.4 million viewers (2.6 demo rating) [8-10 p.m.]ABC: Once Upon a Time 8.9 million (3.0)Fox: The Simpsons 4.7 million (2.1); Bob's Burgers 3.6 million (1.8)NBC: Harry's Law 7.5 million (0.7)9 p.m.ABC: Desperate Housewives 9.3 million (2.8)Fox: Family Guy 5.5 million (2.7); American Dad4.7million (2.3)NBC: Celebrity Apprentice 6.1 million (1.9) [9-11 p.m.]10 p.m.CBS: NYC 22 6.9 million (1.3)ABC: GCB5.6 million (1.8)