Ratings: 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' adds viewers on Sunday | EW.com

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Ratings: 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' adds viewers on Sunday

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition got a ratings boost on Sunday with a two-hour episode, while Desperate Housewives sat the hour out, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates. (Usually a viewer magnet, Desperate Housewives showed up only in a rerun an hour later than usual, at 10 p.m.) Makeover averaged 10.8 million viewers, a million more than last week. The absence of Housewives and lead-out Brothers & Sisters also helped NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, which ticked up 16 percent to 8.5 million. NCAA basketball, however, helped CBS win the night (though its overrun into primetime means the net’s times and viewership numbers are approximate); with March Madness leading off the traditionally strong Sunday schedule, the network averaged 12.1 million viewers on Sunday. The Eye dominated Friday (with 10.3 million) and Saturday (8.6 million), too, thanks to hoops, hoops, and more hoops.

 
   
   
      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

 

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
7 p.m. NCAA Basketball (CBS)
Dateline (NBC)
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
American Dad (Fox)
Jericho (The CW)
13.3
9.1
8.1
2.3 (repeat)
.7 (repeat)
7:30 p.m. 60 Minutes (CBS)
King of the Hill (Fox)
14
3.0 (repeat)
8 p.m. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
The Simpsons (Fox)
Kings (NBC)
Movie: War Games (The CW)
10.8
6.6
4.4
1.3
8:30 p.m. The Amazing Race XIV (CBS)
The Simpsons (Fox)
11.8
6.5 (repeat)
9 p.m. Celebrity Apprentice (NBC)
Family Guy (Fox)
8.5
8.2
9:30 p.m. Cold Case (CBS)
American Dad (Fox)
11.4
6.0
10 p.m. Desperate Housewives (ABC) 6.1 (repeat)
10:30 p.m. The Unit (CBS) 9.2