How Will 'Desperate Housewives' Rate in Its Finale

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May 13th, 2012

The ladies of Wisteria Lane say goodbye to television tonight in the series finale of Desperate Housewives.  While now only a shadow of its  formerly beastly adults 18-49-rated self, ABC is still likely to miss it.  Only three ABC scripted shows outperformed it this season with adults 18-49 -- Once Upon a Time, Grey's Anatomy and Modern Family.

How will it do with adults 18-49 in its finale?

  • Jossh

    CANADA OUAT was F**** amazing!

  • zee

    Does anyone know what abc is charging for a 30 sec ad for the series finale?
    Lost was around $850k so I would say $450k for DH?

  • F.

    Wonderful episode!

    Thank you, Desperate Housewives! Thank you for everything! You will be forever missed.

  • Matt

    The finale was absolutely stunning AND shocking as it ended with a major cliffhanger! It was amazingly written and the end was pretty sad even though it shows a “new” Mary Alice Young who has a secret bOx with supposedly a gun in it. So hope they do a reunion movie a couple years down the road! Crossing fingers.

  • forg

    3.5 is my guess

  • zee

    the finale was beautiful. The cliffhanger was not really for our characters, it was just to show that new people will move in to the lane, with secrets and that secrets can never be hidden. We got great closure on every lead character and I applaud Marc Cherry for it. I will miss those incredible women of Desperate Housewives. Good bye, it really was an end of an era!

  • MoHasanie

    Great finale, and although slightly predictable, the final 10 minutes were fantastic!

  • Valerie

    I voted 3.0-3.4. Maybe even higher, at least i hope so. I will miss DH :(

  • l.o.

    Between 12 and 13 million.

    Finale wasn’t great but given how sloppy DH became after the time jump, I wasn’t expecting anything more than decent

  • Desperate Houseboy

    finale was really perfect.i missed them as the second after it ended.

  • Ewaut

    @Bill: Because if the decline continues, the ratings will edge 0…?

  • Ingmar

    I expect a 3.4-3.5

    I wish it will go higher but I doubt it.

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