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"Lost My Power" is the 177th episode of the ABC television series, Desperate Housewives. It is the twentieth episode of the show's eighth season and was broadcast on April 29, 2012.

"Lost My Power"
Desperate Housewives episode
Episode no.Season 8
Episode 20
Directed byDavid Grossman
Written byWendy Mericle
Production code820
Original air dateApril 29, 2012
Guest appearance(s)
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Susan builds M.J. a car for the soapbox derby; a wealthy woman hires Gabrielle to become her personal shopper; Bree's attorney, Trip Weston, gets her to explain her actions; Lynette causes trouble between Tom and his girlfriend; Renee finds out Ben's secret about the late Alejandro Perez.


According to Nielsen ratings, "Lost My Power" was watched by 8.02 million viewers and held 2.5/6 rating between 18 and 49 years of age.[1] The episode was competing against The Good Wife on CBS, which was watched by 9.97 million viewers and held a 1.7/4 rating, Celebrity Apprentice on NBC, which averaged 6.38 million viewers and held a 2.0/5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and the combination of Family Guy and The Cleveland Show on Fox which averaged 4.85 million viewers for the hour, and had a 2.4/6 rating. The episode gained an additional 2.0 million viewers and 0.9 rating in the week following the original broadcast due to DVR recordings.[2]


International titlesEdit

  • Polish: Straciłam moc (I lost my power)
  • German: Machtverlust (loss of power)


  1. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 1, 2012). "Sunday Final Ratings: 'Once Upon a Time,' 'Amazing Race,' 'Celebrity Apprentice,' 'Cleveland' Adjusted Up; 'Harry's Law,' 'GCB' Adjusted Down". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 14, 2012). "Live+7 DVR Ratings: 'Big Bang Theory' Tops Absolute Ratings, 'Fringe' Tops % Gains, 'The Mentalist' Tops Total Viewer Gains in Week 32". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved May 31, 2012.