Ratings: Apprentice up, King returns

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Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters were both repeats last night, and the other networks saw ratings bumps because of it.

Without football playing opposite it on the schedule, NBC's Donald Trump reality show The Apprentice: Los Angeles notched a 25 percent bump from last week, according to Nielsen. Crossing Jordan saw its best ratings since returning three weeks ago, scoring 7.9 million viewers. Fox's King of the Hill returned with its 11th season premiere, pulling in 7.2 million viewers.

At 8 p.m., ABC took a 4.3 for a repeat of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. CBS took a 3.5 for Cold Case, NBC earned a 2.8 for Grease: You're the One That I Want, and Fox scored a combined 3.7 for The Simpsons and the season premiere of King of the Hill. The CW scored a 1.2 for 7th Heaven

At 9 p.m., ABC took a 3.4 for a Desperate Housewives repeat, while Fox scored a combined 3.9 for Family Guy and American Dad. CBS took a 2.9 for the Hallmark movie The Valley of Light, and NBC scored a 3.5 for The Apprentice. CW took a 0.9 for a repeat of Beauty and the Geek.

At 10 p.m., CBS scored a 2.9 rating for the second half of Valley. NBC earned a 2.7 for Crossing Jordan, and ABC scored a 2.3 for a repeat of Brothers & Sisters.

Overall, ABC took the night, with a 3.3 rating/8 share, and 9.5 million total average viewers; Fox, 3.0/8, 6.3 million; CBS, 3.0/8, 14.7 million; NBC, 2.8/7, 7.7 million; CW, 1.1/3, 2.7 million.

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