Not your mother's usual Sunday night


A modestly rated Sunday in primetime included several season finales as broadcasters began wrapping up the season. It was the lowest-rated Sunday of the year, according to Nielsen, with persons using television in the adult demographic at only 33%, perhaps because of Mother's Day.

ABC won with "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (8.2 million viewers and a preliminary 2.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic), "Desperate Housewives" (12.1 million, 4.1) and the finale of the renewed "Brothers and Sisters" (8.8 million, 3.0).

NBC placed second with a three-hour finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (8.7 million, 3.1), which will return next year.

CBS was third with finales of the renewed "The Amazing Race" (10.4 million, 3.0) and bubble shows "Cold Case" (11.8 million, 2.6) and "The Unit" (9.7 million, 2.4).

Fox finished fourth. (partialdiff)