And By "Successor," I Mean "Wildly More Successful Television Program."
In the meantime, [HBO chairman Chris] Albrecht defends HBO, saying it still sets much of the agenda for quality television. "You have seen the supposed successor to 'Sex and the City' be on a broadcast network," he said, "if indeed 'Desperate Housewives' is the successor, which I don't believe creatively it is - maybe from an audience point of view it is."Number of people who watched the series finale of "Sex and the City": 10.6 million
Number who watched "Desperate Housewives" last week: 25.9 million