"Desperate" Halloween Tops Sunday
Although 32 million viewers who watched football overrun on CBS helped veteran newsmagazine take honors for the top-rated show of the evening, ABC's "Desperate Housewives" won the night as the hottest scripted hour and the #1 among adults 18-49 overall.
Meanwhile, CBS will hardly regret the decision to replace the anemic "Viva Laughlin" with a new cycle of "The Amazing Race" as almost 14 million viewers tuned into the season premiere of the popular reality contest.
Proving there's still Nielsen muscle in almost 2 decades old "Simpsons," FOX's signature animated series rose to #1 in adults 18-49 in its timeslot with the trademark Halloween special and bested 100th episode of "Family Guy" in total viewers.
America's Funniest Home Videos (7.96 million)
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (13.07 million)
Desperate Housewives (18.52 million)
Brothers & Sisters (12.25 million)
60 Minutes (18.76 million)
The Amazing Race (13.82 million)
Cold Case (13.43 million)
Shark (10.87 million)
Football Night in America (6.97 million)
Sunday Night Football (13.90 million)
The Simpsons (full hour) (R) (8.14 million)
The Simpsons (11.72 million)
Family Guy (full hour) (10.49 million)
American Dad (7.08 million)
CW Now (718,000)
Aliens in America (915,000)
Life is Wild (1.07 million)
America's Next Top Model (1.13 million)