'Grey's Anatomy' Topping 'Housewives'

Step aside, "Desperate Housewives."

For the second week in a row, the over-the-top ladies of Wisteria Lane have been bested by the hot-sheets doctors of "Grey's Anatomy."

"Grey's Anatomy" drew 24.3 million viewers Sunday night — continuing a streak of big ratings that began with its post-Super Bowl broadcast earlier this month.

"Housewives" — once the gold standard of Sunday night popularity — pulled about 23.4 million viewers.

"Grey's" featured a couple of cliffhanger episodes — revolving around an unexploded bomb in the operating room — in recent weeks. That may have helped the show to a bigger tune-in last week.

But that's over now — which means millions of viewers got hooked on the show in just the past two weeks.

Through the end of January, "Grey's" was averaging about 17.9 million viewers per week — which means the show's audience jumped more than 35 percent due solely to the Super Bowl exposure.

The post-Super Bowl episode brought in close to 38 million people, the most for a post-game program in five years.