A few ratings highlights from this Sunday evening:

" The last new Desperate Housewives episode in existence delivered 19.77 million total viewers, a drop of 810,000 from Dec. 2. But I'll be damned if Mrs. McCluskey didn't have me sniffling!

" NBC's American Gladiators averaged 12.04 million over its two-hour premiere, trailing Housewives at 9 in viewers and key demos, then trouncing ABC's Cashmere Mafia at 10 in both measures.

" Cashmere Mafia drew 10.72 mil samplers, retaining only 54 percent of the Housewives audience.