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Season Episodes Originally aired USA Rank Average viewership

(in millions)

First aired Last aired
1 23 October 3, 2004 May 22, 2005 4 23.69
2 24 September 25, 2005 May 21, 2006 4 21.70
3 23 September 24, 2006 May 20, 2007 10 16.70
4 17 September 30, 2007 May 18, 2008 6 17.52
5 24 September 28, 2008 May 17, 2009 9 15.66
6 23 September 27, 2009 May 16, 2010 20 12.83
7 23 September 26, 2010 May 15, 2011 26 11.85
8 23 September 25, 2011 May 13, 2012 37 10.60

Episodes American Broadcasting Company October 3, 2004 and May 13, 2012

Season 1 (2004 2005) American Broadcasting Company October 4, 2004 and May 22, 2005

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

101 101 "Pilot" Charles McDougall Marc Cherry October 3, 2004 21.64
102 102 "Ah, But Underneath" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry October 10, 2004 20.03
103 103 "Pretty Little Picture" Arlene Sanford Oliver Goldstick October 17, 2004 20.87
104 104 "Who's That Woman?" Jeff Melman Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy October 24, 2004 21.49
105 105 "Come In, Stranger" Arlene Sanford Alexandra Cunningham October 31, 2004 22.14
106 106 "Running to Stand Still" Fred Gerber Tracey Stern November 7, 2004 24.60
107 107 "Anything You Can Do" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy November 21, 2004 24.21
108 108 "Guilty" Fred Gerber Kevin Murphy November 28, 2004 27.24
109 109 "Suspicious Minds" Larry Shaw Jenna Bans December 12, 2004 21.56
110 110 "Come Back to Me" Fred Gerber Patty Lin December 19, 2004 22.34
111 111 "Move On" John David Coles David Schulner January 9, 2005 25.20
112 112 "Every Day a Little Death" David Grossman Chris Black January 16, 2005 24.09
113 113 "Your Fault" Arlene Sanford Kevin Etten January 23, 2005 25.95
115 115 "Love Is in the Air" Jeff Melman Tom Spezialy February 13, 2005 22.30
116 116 "Impossible" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy February 20, 2005 24.18
117 117 "The Ladies Who Lunch" Arlene Sanford Alexandra Cunningham March 27, 2005 24.08
118 118 "There Won't Be Trumpets" Jeff Melman John Pardee & Joey Murphy April 3, 2005 24.61
119 119 "Children Will Listen" Larry Shaw Kevin Murphy April 10, 2005 25.55
120 120 "Live Alone and Like It" Arlene Sanford Jenna Bans April 17, 2005 25.27
122 122 "Fear No More" Jeff Melman Adam Barr May 1, 2005 25.69
123 123 "Sunday in the Park with George" Larry Shaw Katie Ford May 8, 2005 26.10
124 124 "Goodbye for Now" David Grossman Josh Senter May 15, 2005 25.28
125 125 "One Wonderful Day" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy & Marc Cherry

& Tom Spezialy & Kevin Murphy

May 22, 2005 30.62

Season 2 (2005 2006) American Broadcasting Company September 25, 2005 and May 21, 2006

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

126 126 "Next" Larry Shaw Jenna Bans & Kevin Murphy September 25, 2005 28.36
127 127 "You Could Drive a Person Crazy" David Grossman Chris Black & Alexandra Cunningham October 2, 2005 27.11
128 128 "You'll Never Get Away from Me" Arlene Sanford Tom Spezialy & Ellie Herman October 9, 2005 26.06
129 129 "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" Robert Duncan McNeill John Pardee & Joey Murphy October 16, 2005 25.78
130 130 "They Asked Me Why I Believe in You" David Grossman Alan Cross October 23, 2005 25.22
131 131 "I Wish I Could Forget You" Larry Shaw Kevin Etten & Josh Senter November 6, 2005 23.93
132 132 "Color and Light" David Grossman Marc Cherry November 13, 2005 25.93
133 133 "The Sun Won't Set" Stephen Cragg Jenna Bans November 20, 2005 25.92
134 134 "That's Good, That's Bad" Larry Shaw Kevin Murphy November 27, 2005 25.89
135 135 "Coming Home" Arlene Sanford Chris Black December 4, 2005 25.52
137 137 "One More Kiss" Wendey Stanzler Joey Murphy & John Pardee January 8, 2006 23.72
138 138 "We're Gonna Be All Right" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham January 15, 2006 22.52
139 139 "There's Something About a War" Larry Shaw Kevin Etten January 22, 2006 25.33
140 140 "Silly People" Robert Duncan McNeill Tom Spezialy February 12, 2006 23.47
141 141 "Thank You So Much" David Grossman Dahvi Waller February 19, 2006 23.41
142 142 "There Is No Other Way" Randy Zisk Bruce Zimmerman March 12, 2006 22.20
143 143 "Could I Leave You?" Pam Thomas Scott Sanford Tobis March 26, 2006 21.41
144 144 "Everybody Says Don't" Tom Cherones Teleplay by : Jenna Bans & Alexandra Cunningham

Story by : Jim Lincoln

April 2, 2006 21.82
145 145 "Don't Look at Me" David Grossman Josh Senter April 16, 2006 20.02
147 147 "It Wasn't Meant to Happen" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Tom Spezialy April 30, 2006 21.30
148 148 "I Know Things Now" Wendey Stanzler Kevin Etten & Bruce Zimmerman May 7, 2006 21.33
149 149 "No One Is Alone" David Grossman Kevin Murphy & Chris Black May 14, 2006 21.03
150

151

150

151

"Remember" Larry Shaw Teleplay by : Marc Cherry & Jenna Bans

Story by : Alexandra Cunningham & Tom Spezialy

May 21, 2006 24.23

Season 3 (2006 2007) American Broadcasting Company September 24, 2006 and May 20, 2007

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

153 153 "Listen to the Rain on the Roof" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Jeff Greenstein September 24, 2006 24.09
154 154 "It Takes Two" David Grossman Kevin Murphy & Jenna Bans October 1, 2006 21.42
155 155 "A Weekend in the Country" Wendey Stanzler Bob Daily October 8, 2006 20.96
156 156 "Like It Was" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy October 15, 2006 20.64
157 157 "Nice She Ain't" David Warren Alexandra Cunningham & Susan Nirah Jaffee October 22, 2006 19.71
158 158 "Sweetheart, I Have to Confess" David Grossman Dahvi Waller & Josh Senter October 29, 2006 21.24
159 159 "Bang" Larry Shaw Joe Keenan November 5, 2006 22.65
160 160 "Children and Art" Wendey Stanzler Kevin Etten & Jenna Bans November 12, 2006 22.27
161 161 "Beautiful Girls" David Grossman Dahvi Waller & Susan Nirah Jaffee November 19, 2006 21.63
162 162 "The Miracle Song" Larry Shaw Bob Daily November 26, 2006 21.43
163 163 "No Fits, No Fights, No Feuds" Sanaa Hamri Alexandra Cunningham & Josh Senter January 7, 2007 18.71
164 164 "Not While I'm Around" David Grossman Kevin Murphy & Kevin Etten January 14, 2007 16.76
165 165 "Come Play Wiz Me" Larry Shaw Valerie Ahern & Christian McLaughlin January 21, 2007 17.14
166 166 "I Remember That" David Warren John Pardee & Joey Murphy February 11, 2007 18.10
167 167 "The Little Things You Do Together" David Grossman Marc Cherry & Joe Keenan February 18, 2007 18.51
168 168 "My Husband, the Pig" Larry Shaw Brian A. Alexander March 4, 2007 18.31
170 170 "Dress Big" Matthew Diamond Kevin Etten & Susan Nirah Jaffee April 8, 2007 15.93
171 171 "Liaisons" David Grossman Jenna Bans & Alexandra Cunningham April 15, 2007 16.35
172 172 "God, That's Good" Larry Shaw Dahvi Waller & Josh Senter April 22, 2007 15.91
173 173 "Gossip" Wendey Stanzler John Pardee & Joey Murphy April 29, 2007 17.17
174 174 "Into the Woods" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham May 6, 2007 17.16
175 175 "What Would We Do Without You?" Larry Shaw Bob Daily May 13, 2007 16.13
176 176 "Getting Married Today" David Grossman Joe Keenan & Kevin Murphy May 20, 2007 18.82

Season 4 (2007 2008) American Broadcasting Company September 30, 2007 and May 18, 2008

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

178 178 "Now You Know" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry September 30, 2007 19.32
179 179 "Smiles of a Summer Night" David Grossman Bob Daily & Matt Berry October 7, 2007 17.82
180 180 "The Game" Bethany Rooney Joey Murphy & John Pardee October 14, 2007 18.89
181 181 "If There's Anything I Can't Stand" Larry Shaw Alexandra Cunningham & Lori Kirkland Baker October 21, 2007 18.21
182 182 "Art Isn't Easy" David Grossman Jason Ganzel October 28, 2007 18.28
183 183 "Now I Know, Don't Be Scared" Larry Shaw Susan Nirah Jaffee & Dahvi Waller November 4, 2007 18.58
184 184 "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover" David Warren Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano November 11, 2007 18.63
185 185 "Distant Past" Jay Torres Joe Keenan November 25, 2007 18.64
186 186 "Something's Coming" David Grossman Joey Murphy & John Pardee December 2, 2007 20.65
187 187 "Welcome to Kanagawa" Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg & Jordon Nardino January 6, 2008 19.78
188 188 "Sunday" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham & Lori Kirkland Baker April 13, 2008 16.37
189 189 "In Buddy's Eyes" Larry Shaw Jeff Greenstein April 20, 2008 15.75
190 190 "Hello, Little Girl" Bethany Rooney Susan Nirah Jaffee & Jamie Gorenberg April 27, 2008 16.35
191 191 "Opening Doors" David Grossman Dahvi Waller & Jordon Nardino May 4, 2008 16.76
192 192 "Mother Said" David Warren Chuck Ranberg & Anne Flett-Giordano May 11, 2008 15.43
193 193 "The Gun Song" Bethany Rooney Bob Daily & Matt Berry May 18, 2008 16.84
194 194 "Free" David Grossman Jeff Greenstein May 18, 2008 16.84

Season 5 (2008 2009) American Broadcasting Company September 28, 2008 and May 17, 2009

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

195 195 "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry September 28, 2008 18.68
196 196 "We're So Happy You're So Happy" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham October 5, 2008 15.69
197 197 "Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else" Bethany Rooney Joe Keenan October 12, 2008 15.51
198 198 "Back in Business" Scott Ellis John Pardee & Joey Murphy October 19, 2008 15.49
199 199 "Mirror, Mirror" David Grossman Jeff Greenstein October 26, 2008 15.95
1100 1100 "There's Always a Woman" Matthew Diamond John Paul Bullock III November 2, 2008 15.93
1101 1101 "What More Do I Need?" Larry Shaw Matt Berry November 9, 2008 15.85
1102 1102 "City on Fire" David Grossman Bob Daily November 16, 2008 16.84
1103 1103 "Me and My Town" David Warren Lori Kirkland Baker November 30, 2008 15.81
1104 1104 "A Vision's Just a Vision" Larry Shaw David Flebotte December 7, 2008 16.09
1105 1105 "Home Is the Place" David Grossman Jamie Gorenberg January 4, 2009 14.39
1106 1106 "Connect! Connect!" Ken Whittingham Jordon Nardino January 11, 2009 13.79
1107 1107 "The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry & Bob Daily January 18, 2009 13.08
1108 1108 "Mama Spent Money When She Had None" David Warren Jason Ganzel February 8, 2009 13.82
1109 1109 "In a World Where the Kings Are Employers" David Grossman Lori Kirkland Baker February 15, 2009 14.01
1110 1110 "Crime Doesn't Pay" Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg March 8, 2009 13.65
1111 1111 "The Story of Lucy and Jessie" Bethany Rooney Jordon Nardino March 15, 2009 14.60
1112 1112 "A Spark. To Pierce the Dark." David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham March 22, 2009 14.75
1113 1113 "Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know" Larry Shaw Matt Berry April 19, 2009 13.85
1114 1114 "Rose's Turn" David Warren Dave Flebotte April 26, 2009 13.64
1115 1115 "Bargaining" David Grossman David Schladweiler May 3, 2009 13.49
1116 1116 "Marry Me a Little" Larry Shaw Jason Ganzel May 10, 2009 12.29
1117 1117 "Everybody Says Don't" Bethany Rooney John Pardee & Joey Murphy May 17, 2009 13.96
1118 1118 "If It's Only In Your Head" David Grossman Jeffrey Richman May 17, 2009 13.96

Season 6 (2009 2010) American Broadcasting Company September 27, 2009 and May 16, 2010

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

1119 1119 "Nice Is Different Than Good" Larry Shaw Marc Cherry September 27, 2009 13.64
1120 1120 "Being Alive" David Grossman Matt Berry October 4, 2009 14.64
1121 1121 "Never Judge a Lady by Her Lover" Andrew Doerfer Bob Daily October 11, 2009 13.42
1122 1122 "The God-Why-Don't-You-Love-Me Blues" David Warren Alexandra Cunningham October 18, 2009 13.68
1123 1123 "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg October 25, 2009 14.18
1124 1124 "Don't Walk on the Grass" David Grossman Marco Pennette November 1, 2009 14.08
1125 1125 "Careful the Things You Say" Bethany Rooney Peter Lefcourt November 8, 2009 13.80
1126 1126 "The Coffee Cup" Larry Shaw Dave Flebotte November 15, 2009 14.72
1127 1127 "Would I Think of Suicide?" Ken Whittingham Jason Ganzel November 29, 2009 12.78
1128 1128 "Boom Crunch" David Grossman John Pardee & Joey Murphy December 6, 2009 14.86
1129 1129 "If..." Larry Shaw Jamie Gorenberg January 3, 2010 15.35
1130 1130 "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" David Grossman Joe Keenan January 10, 2010 14.03
1131 1131 "How About a Friendly Shrink?" Lonny Price Jason Ganzel January 17, 2010 11.32
1132 1132 "The Glamorous Life" Bethany Rooney Dave Flebotte January 31, 2010 11.44
1133 1133 "Lovely" David Warren David Schladweiler February 21, 2010 10.92
1134 1134 "The Chase" Larry Shaw John Pardee & Joey Murphy February 28, 2010 10.89
1135 1135 "Chromolume No. 7" Lonny Price Marco Pennette March 14, 2010 12.01
1136 1136 "My Two Young Men" David Grossman Bob Daily March 21, 2010 10.84
1137 1137 "We All Deserve to Die" Larry Shaw Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott April 18, 2010 10.62
1138 1138 "Epiphany" David Grossman Marc Cherry April 25, 2010 11.29
1139 1139 "A Little Night Music" David Warren Matt Berry May 2, 2010 12.12
1140 1140 "The Ballad of Booth" Larry Shaw Bob Daily May 9, 2010 11.36
1141 1141 "I Guess This Is Goodbye" David Grossman Alexandra Cunningham May 16, 2010 12.75

Season 7 (2010 2011) American Broadcasting Company September 26, 2010 and May 15, 2011

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

1142 1142 "Remember Paul?" David Grossman Marc Cherry September 26, 2010 13.06
1143 1143 "You Must Meet My Wife" Larry Shaw Dave Flebotte October 3, 2010 13.23
1144 1144 "Truly Content" Tara Nicole Weyr Matt Berry October 10, 2010 12.38
1145 1145 "The Thing That Counts Is What's Inside" David Grossman Jason Ganzel October 17, 2010 12.67
1146 1146 "Let Me Entertain You" Lonny Price Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon October 24, 2010 12.16
1147 1147 "Excited and Scared" Jeff Greenstein Jeff Greenstein October 31, 2010 11.10
1148 1148 "A Humiliating Business" Larry Shaw Marco Pennette November 7, 2010 12.72
1149 1149 "Sorry Grateful" David Grossman Annie Weisman November 14, 2010 11.92
1150 1150 "Pleasant Little Kingdom" Arlene Sanford Dave Flebotte December 5, 2010 11.36
1151 1151 "Down the Block There's a Riot" Larry Shaw Bob Daily December 12, 2010 11.60
1152 1152 "Assassins" David Warren John Paul Bullock III January 2, 2011 12.19
1153 1153 "Where Do I Belong" David Grossman David Schladweiler January 9, 2011 12.83
1154 1154 "I'm Still Here" Lonny Price Josann McGibbon & Sara Parriott January 16, 2011 10.25
1155 1155 "Flashback" Andrew Doerfer Matt Berry February 13, 2011 9.20
1156 1156 "Farewell Letter" David Grossman Marco Pennette February 20, 2011 10.58
1157 1157 "Searching" Larry Shaw Jeff Greenstein March 6, 2011 11.35
1158 1158 "Everything's Different, Nothing's Changed" David Warren Annie Weisman April 3, 2011 9.05
1159 1159 "Moments in the Woods" David Grossman John Paul Bullock III April 17, 2011 9.11
1160 1160 "The Lies Ill-Concealed" Larry Shaw David Schladweiler April 24, 2011 10.15
1161 1161 "I'll Swallow Poison on Sunday" David Warren Jason Ganzel May 1, 2011 9.44
1162 1162 "Then I Really Got Scared" Larry Shaw Valerie A. Brotski May 8, 2011 10.00
1163 1163 "And Lots of Security..." David Grossman Joe Keenan May 15, 2011 10.25
1164 1164 "Come on Over for Dinner" Larry Shaw Bob Daily May 15, 2011 10.25

Season 8 (2011 2012) American Broadcasting Company September 25, 2011 and May 13, 2012

Episodes in USA Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Directed by Written by Original air date

USA

U.S. viewers

(millions)

1165 1165 "Secrets That I Never Want to Know" David Grossman Bob Daily September 25, 2011 9.93
1166 1166 "Making the Connection" Tara Nicole Weyr Matt Berry October 2, 2011 9.16
1167 1167 "Watch While I Revise the World" David Warren John Paul Bullock III October 9, 2011 8.63
1168 1168 "School of Hard Knocks" David Grossman Marco Pennette October 16, 2011 8.27
1169 1169 "The Art of Making Art" Lonny Price Dave Flebotte October 23, 2011 9.17
1170 1170 "Witch's Lament" Tony Plana Annie Weisman October 30, 2011 9.28
1171 1171 "Always in Control" Jeff Greenstein Jeff Greenstein November 6, 2011 8.78
1172 1172 "Suspicion Song" Jennifer Getzinger David Schaldweiler November 13, 2011 9.29
1173 1173 "Putting It Together" David Warren Sheila Lawrence December 4, 2011 8.20
1174 1174 "What's to Discuss, Old Friend" David Grossman Wendy Mericle January 8, 2012 8.84
1175 1175 "Who Can Say What's True?" Larry Shaw Brian Tanen January 15, 2012 7.91
1176 1176 "What's the Good of Being Good" Ron Underwood Jason Ganzel January 22, 2012 7.48
1177 1177 "Is This What You Call Love?" David Grossman David Schladweiler & Valérie A. Brotski February 12, 2012 6.40
1178 1178 "Get Out of My Life" James Hayman Cindy Appel February 19, 2012 7.65
1179 1179 "She Needs Me" Randy Zisk Jason Ganzel March 4, 2012 8.21
1180 1180 "You Take for Granted" Jeff Greenstein Matt Berry March 11, 2012 8.39
1181 1181 "Women and Death" David Grossman Annie Weisman March 18, 2012 9.03
1182 1182 "Any Moment" Randy Zisk Sheila Lawrence March 25, 2012 8.81
1183 1183 "With So Little to Be Sure Of" Tara Nicole Weyr Marco Pennette April 1, 2012 8.49
1184 1184 "Lost My Power" David Grossman Wendy Mericle April 29, 2012 8.02
1185 1185 "The People Will Hear" David Warren Brian Tanen May 6, 2012 9.22
1186 1186 "Give Me the Blame" Larry Shaw Bob Daily May 13, 2012 11.12
1187 1187 "Finishing the Hat" David Grossman Marc Cherry May 13, 2012 11.12

Specials American Broadcasting Company February 3, 2005 and September 23, 2007

Episodes American Broadcasting Company Title Narrators Aired between Original air date
114 "Oprah Winfrey Is The New Neighbour" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Your Fault" (Episode 13)

"Love Is In The Air" (Episode 14)

February 3, 2005
121 "Sorting Out The Dirty Laundry" Tracy Fraim "Live Alone And Like It" (Episode 19)

"Fear No More" (Episode 20)

April 24, 2005
136 "All the Juicy Details" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Coming Home" (Episode 33)

"One More Kiss"(Episode 34)

January 1, 2006
146 "The More You Know, The Juicer It Gets" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Don't Look At Me" (Episode 42)

"It Wasn't Meant To Be"(Episode 43)

April 23, 2006
152 "Time To Come Clean" Marc Cherry "Remember (Part 2)" (Episode 47)

"Listen To The Rain on the Roof"(Episode 48)

September 3, 2006
169 "The Juiciest Bites" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "My Husband the Pig" (Episode 63)

"Dress Big"(Episode 64)

April 1, 2007
177 "Secrets and Lies" Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young "Getting Married Today" (Episode 70)

"Now You Know"(Episode 71)

September 23, 2007
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