DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES PREMIERES TO HUGE AUDIENCE

01 Feb 2005, 10:29:09 AM

Last night's premiere episode of Desperate Housewives had a sensational debut easily winning its 8.30pm timeslot right across Australia. Just under 2.5 million people tuned in over the hour with the audience peaking at 2.65 million viewers in five capital cities.

In Perth Desperate Housewives had a massive 48.7% share of audience. Across the hour an average of 315,000 people tuned in (Nine's Cold Case 142,000 viewers and Ten's Law and Order 100,000) and at its peak, 331,000 people were watching.

Seven will screen an encore of Episode One of Desperate Housewives at 9.30pm tonight.