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   1x16 - The Ladies Who Lunch

US : 27 March 2005

Cast : Sharon Lawrence (Maisy Gibbons) Mary-Pat Green (Nurse Abigail) Harriet Sansom Harris (Felicia Tilman) Lisa Darr (Tammy Brennan) Harry S. Murphy (Headmaster Lenz) Maria Cominis (Mona Clark) Jill Brennan (Tisha Atherton) Pat Crawford Brown (Ida Greenberg) Doug Savant (Tom Scavo)

Writing : Alexandra Cunningham

Direction : Arlene Sanford

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Maisy Gibbons' (guest-star Sharon Lawrence) series of unfortunate events shock the residents of Wisteria Lane when she is finally caught and arrested for prostitution. This leaves unexpected consequences for Bree and Rex when Maisys' little black book becomes public of all her clients---including Rex for all the neighbors to see.

Gabrielle and Carlos also face a crisis of their own when the sewer system goes out at their house and they don't have the money to fix it. Also, Lynette braves a scandal herself when it's rumored that the twins started the school's head lice epidemic. Meanwhile, as Susan sinks into depression over her breakup with Mike, she finds a surprising ally---Edie.

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Source : TvTracker

In this Sunday of mixed leadership, CBS inched past ABC by one-tenth of a rating in the overnights, while the home of Desperate Housewives, ABC, ranked first in total viewers and adults 18-49. Desperate Housewives at 9 p.m. was, of course, the top-rated show of the evening with a 16.1/24 in the overnights, 24.00 million viewers and a 10.7/25 among adults 18-49. In series-premiere news, ABC's Grey's Anatomy at 10 p.m. kicked off out of Housewives with a first-place 11.3/18 in the overnights, 16.25 million viewers and a 7.2/18 among adults 18-49. Compared to the series-debut of the previously scheduled Boston Legal on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 (Overnights: 10.3/16; Viewers: 13.07 million; A18-49: 4.8/13), that was an increase of 10 percent in the overnights, 3.18 million viewers and 50 percent among adults 18-49. As a reminder, total viewers and adults 18-49 for last night are based on the fast affiliate ratings (while the same two categories for Boston Legal were based on the final nationals).

Earlier in the evening on ABC, America's Funniest Home Videos (Overnights: #2: 5.7/10; Viewers: #2, 9.33 million; A18-49: #2, 2.7/ 8) and the dominating Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (Overnights: #2, 10.1/16; Viewers: #2, 16.24 million; A18-49: #1, 6.5/16) were at typical Sunday 7-9 p.m. levels.

On CBS, an approximate 68-minute NCAA Basketball Championship primetime overrun lifted the 7 p.m. hour to a winning 14.2/25 in the overnights -- beating ABC's aforementioned America's Funniest Home Videos, Fox's King of the Hill (#3: 2.7/ 5) and Malcolm in the Middle (#3: 3.3/ 5), a Contender clips show on NBC (#4: 2.7/ 5), and a repeat of the WB's Charmed (#5: 1.6/ 3) combined by 9 percent in the overnights.

A later edition of CBS' 60 Minutes (11.1/17 in the overnights from approximately 8:15-9:15 p.m.) led into Cold Case from 9:15-10:15 p.m. (10.0/15), followed by made-for Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas at a 6.8/12 in the overnights from 10:15 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Fast affiliate ratings are excluded for CBS due to the approximate program airtimes.

On NBC, the regularly scheduled edition of The Contender sunk to a series-low 4.0/ 6 in the overnights (#4), 7.09 million viewers (#3) and a 3.2/ 8 among adults 18-49 (#3) from 8-9 p.m. Although I have tried to be fair presenting the pros and cons of The Contender over the last month, this is obviously not a hit reality series by any means. Lead-out Law & Order: Criminal Intent (Overnights: #3, 7.8/12; Viewers: #3, 10.64 million; A18-49: #2, 3.7/ 8 at 9 p.m.) remained negatively impacted opposite Desperate Housewives, while Crossing Jordan at 10 p.m. (Overnights: #2, 8.4/14; Viewers: #2, 11.24 million; A18-49: #2, 3.8/ 9) trailed the debut of Grey's Anatomy by 26 percent in the overnights, 5.01 million viewers and 47 percent among adults 18-49.

On Fox, a repeat of The Simpsons at 8 p.m. (Overnights: #3, 4.9/ 8; Viewers: #3, 6.38 million; A18-49: #3, 3.0/ 8) led into a typically lackluster 3.8/ 6 in the overnights (#4), 4.81 million viewers (#4) and a 2.4/ 6 among adults 18-49 (#4) for Arrested Development at 8:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., another repeat of The Simpsons (Overnights: #4, 3.6/ 5; Viewers: #4, 4.94 million; A18-49: #4, 2.5/ 6) led into a series-low (and also fourth-place) 2.8/ 4 in the overnights, 3.72 million viewers and a 1.8/ 4 among adults 18-49 from the painfully humorless Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show.

The WB, meanwhile, was off the charts with another repeat episode of Charmed (Overnights: #5, 1.9/ 3; Viewers: #5, 2.20 million; A18-49: #5, 0.8/ 2) and a repeat of Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge (Overnights: #5, 1.7/ 2; Viewers: #5, 2.29 million; A18-49: #5, 0.9/ 2) from 8-10 p.m.

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