Desperate Housewives‘ penultimate episode ever drew 9.3 million total viewers on Sunday — its second-largest audience of this goodbye season — while scoring a 2.8 demo rating. That led its hour and represented week-to-week gains of 16 and 12 percent, with the demo hitting a 17-week high.
The night’s other gainers were The Amazing Race (9.4 mil/2.6), up in the demo versus last week and flat with its year-ago finale, and lead-out NYC 22 (6.9 mil/1.3) which inched up a tenth in the demo.
Sunday’s steepest percentage drop was felt by bubble show Harry’s Law (7.5 mil/0.7), which was down 12 percent (or a tenth) in the demo.
* All of Fox’s ‘toons were down a smidgen, save for American Dad (which returned up 15 percent in the demo).
* Bookending Housewives, ABC’s penultimate Once Upon a Time (9 mil/3.0) and the GCB finale (5.7 mil/1.8) were flat.
* Celeb Apprentice (6.2 mil/1.9) was down a tick.