You Take for Granted
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|"You Take for Granted"|
|Desperate Housewives episode|
|Directed by||Jeff Greenstein|
|Written by||Matt Berry|
|Original air date||March 11, 2012|
The police read the details on Alejandro's death; Mike is forced by Susan to tell the police about Ben's loan shark; Carlos' strange behavior about money concerns Gabrielle; at Penny's birthday party, Jane tells Lynette some news; Bree is asked by Karen McCluskey to help her commit suicide; Mike is killed by the loan shark.
According to Nielsen ratings, "You Take for Granted" was watched by 8.39 million viewers and held 2.6/6 rating between 18 and 49 years of age. The episode was competing against The Good Wife on CBS, which was watched by 9.88 million viewers but held a 1.7 rating, the combination of Family Guy and American Dad! on Fox which averaged 5.18 million viewers for the hour, and had a 2.5/6 rating, and Celebrity Apprentice on NBC, which averaged 6.45 million viewers and a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, leading to the episode placing #1 in the rating in its timeslot. The episode gained an additional 1.8 million viewers and 0.8 rating in the week following the original broadcast due to DVR recordings.
- In the scene where Bree, Roy and Karen are talking at the car a member of the crew can be seen in the wing mirror.
- Penny had her birthday in episode 16 in season 6 just like she had in this episode.
- The episode title comes from the song "Good Thing Going" from Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along.
- Polish: Rzecz oczywista (Something obvious)
- German: Tod eines Nachbarn (Death of a neighbor)
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- Gorman, Bill (March 26, 2012). "Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'The Big Bang Theory' + 'New Girl' Top Absolute Ratings Gains; 'Awake' Tops % Gains in Week 25". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved March 28, 2012.