UPDATED: There is no final-season bump for ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Last night’s episode of the veteran dramedy (2.7/6 in adults 18-49, 8.5 million viewers ) was down 10% in the demo from last week. It matched the series low in 18-49 and hit a new one in total viewers. Pan Am (1.9/5, 6.4 million) tumbled 27% in 18-49 from last week, becoming the latest new drama this season to drop to dangerously low ratings levels. The other ABC shows also slipped but not as much: America’s Funniest Home Videos (1.4/4) was down 7%, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2.0/5) was down 5%.
Last night’s Sunday Night Football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons, which saw the Packers extend their winning streak, drew a 14.0 overnight rating/22 share. That was up 20% from last year’s Week 5 game between the Eagles and 49ers to mark the highest Week 5 overnight rating in the six-year history of SNF. NBC easily won Sunday in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
CBS’ lineup slid once again due to NFL overrun, with 60 Minutes kicking the night off at 8:36 PM on the East Coast. Ratings for the network’s shows are approximate but The Amazing Race (2.7/7) appears to be slightly down from last week (3.0/7), while The Good Wife (2.2/5) kept steady. Game 2 of ALCS on Fox was rained out, so the network stayed out of contention with reruns.