TV Ratings: "Desperate Housewives" Hits Series Low
The Alphabet net's class of 2004 is not doing too well. Following recent ratings troubles of ABC's "LOST", the network's other groundbreaking series "Desperate Housewives," now in its third season, hit series low of 15,66 million viewers last night, well below 20+ million it used to average till January of this year.
Despite that, the sudser not only won its timeslot, but was the most watched program on all networks in the US last night. The trend is however worrying. In its first red-hot season, the dramedy pulled in as many as 30 million viewers for its May 2005 season finale episode, with 23 million tuning in regularly.
Marc Cherry and his team of writers have recently been given credit for putting the show back on its feet creatively following a lackluster second season. So why are the viewers abandoning the series? Can we blame it on Easter? Or the return of "The Sopranos"? Or the amazing "Planet Earth" series on the Discovery Channel?
Elsewhere, truly hideous results for The CW - it's on the fence drama "One Tree Hill" scored only 850,000 viewers followed by an all-new "7th Heaven" with 2,12 million viewers. Now those are some hideous ratings.
Elsewhere, ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" scored 10,98 million viewers placing second in total viewers behind CBS's "Without a Trace" (14,08 million). Despite CBS's 3+ million advantage, ABC was well ahead CBS in the much more important 18-49 demo (4.1 vs. 3.6), which means the CBS procedural is more popular with senior citizens.
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