''Housewives'' murder is week's most-watched event -- Thanksgiving strands CBS' strong Thursday-night lineup, and ABC's hit newbie slides into No. 1

By Mickey O'Connor
Updated November 30, 2004 at 05:00 AM EST
Desperate Housewives: Danny Feld

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ABC must be thankful that Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday. People ate turkey and, uh, napped instead of watching CBS’ powerhouse lineup, making Desperate Housewives‘ ”Who’s gonna die?” episode the most-watched show of the week — across all demographic age groups. Not even the Thanksgiving-night trifecta of CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (No. 2), Survivor: Vanuatu (No. 10), and Without a Trace (No. 4) could dethrone ABC’s new queens of primetime.

Not that CBS cares. The Eye dominated eight of the top 10 spots of the week with CSI: Miami (No. 3), Cold Case (No. 9), 60 Minutes (No. 8), and sitcoms Two and a Half Men (No. 5) and Everybody Loves Raymond (No. 6). Besides Housewives, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (No. 7) was the only other show to crack the CBS top-10 juggernaut.

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Needless to say, CBS won the total-viewers race, with 13.9 million to ABC’s 11.1 million, NBC’s 10 million, and Fox’s 9.6 million.

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Eva Longoria Parker, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman star in the soap set on the dangerous Wisteria Lane

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