teri-hatcher-felicity-huffman-eva-longoria-desperate-housewives-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Sunday, May 13, 2012

“Desperate Housewives” got a series-finale boost in Sunday’s ratings, drawing its biggest audience in more than a year. It and “Once Upon a Time’s” first-season finale helped ABC beat out CBS and the “Survivor: One World” finale for the night.

ABC averaged 9.5 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households for the evening. That was just enough to beat out CBS (9.4 million, 5.6/10). NBC came in third with 5.5 million viewers and a 3.5/6, while FOX (3.6 million, 2.2/4) trailed.

ABC’s lead among adults 18-49 was a little wider: It averaged a 2.8 rating in the demographic to CBS’ 2.3. FOX, 1.7, finished third, while NBC posted a 1.3.

]]>7 p.m. CBS: “60 Minutes” (9.2 million viewers, 6.1/12 households)
ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (6.3 million, 3.8/8)
NBC: “Dateline” (3.6 million, 2.4/5)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.1 million, 1.3/3)/”The Cleveland Show” (2.8 million, 1.8/3) 18-49 leader: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (1.6) 8 p.m. CBS: “Survivor: One World” finale (10.1 million, 5.7/10)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” season finale (9.45 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (7.6 million, 4.8/8)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (4 million, 2.3/4)/”Bob’s Burgers” (3.6 million, 2.1/4) 18-49 leader: “Once Upon a Time” (3.2) 9 p.m. ABC: “Desperate Housewives” series finale (11 million, 6.8/11)
CBS: “Survivor: One World” finale (10.4 million, 5.7/9)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (5.3 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: “Family Guy” (4.9 million, 3.0/5)/”American Dad” (4.1 million, 2.6/4) 18-49 leader: “Desperate Housewives” (3.2) 10 p.m. ABC: “Desperate Housewives” series finale (11.2 million, 7.0/12)
CBS: “Survivor: One World” reunion (8.1 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (5.5 million, 3.4/6) 18-49 leader: “Desperate Housewives” (3.3)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter