desperate housewives may 6 ratings TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Desperate Housewives' top Sunday in adults 18 49Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 6, 2012

The season finale of “The Amazing Race” helped CBS win the total-viewer race in Sunday’s ratings, but ABC scored a demographic win thanks to “Once Upon a Time” and “Desperate Housewives,” which improved significantly in its second-to-last week on the air.

CBS averaged 9.3 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share in households for the night, beating out ABC’s 7.8 million, 4.6/8. NBC (5.8 million, 3.8/6) came in third. FOX trailed with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.3/4.

ABC led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating. CBS came in second with a 2.0, just beating FOX’s 1.9. NBC drew a 1.3 for fourth.

]]> ABC: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (6.6 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: “Dateline” (3.3 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: “The Simpsons” rerun (2.7 million, 1.5/3)/”The Cleveland Show” (3.1 million, 1.7/3) 18-49 leader: “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (2.0) 8 p.m. CBS: “The Amazing Race” season finale (9.5 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: “Once Upon a Time” (8.9 million, 5.2/8)
NBC: “Harry’s Law” (7.5 million, 4.9/8)
FOX: “The Simpsons” (4.75 million, 2.5/4)/”Bob’s Burgers” (3.7 million, 2.0/3) 18-49 leader: “Once Upon a Time” (3.0) 9 p.m. ABC: “Desperate Housewives” (9.31 million, 5.8/9)
CBS: “The Amazing Race” season finale (9.28 million, 5.3/8)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (5.7 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: “Family Guy” (5.55 million, 3.2/5)/”American Dad” (4.8 million, 2.8/4) 18-49 leader: “Desperate Housewives” (2.8) 10 p.m. CBS: “NYC 22” (6.9 million, 4.4/7)
NBC: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (6.7 million, 4.4/7)
ABC: “GCB” season finale (5.7 million, 3.8/6) 18-49 leader: “The Celebrity Apprentice” (2.1)

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