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Rangers clinch but Cowboys again eclipse them in D-FW Nielsen ratings

The Texas Rangers finally nailed down the AL West pennant Sunday by pounding the visiting Angels 9-2 behind Cole Hamels. The game ended at 5:02 p.m., well before the Dallas Cowboys’ 7:30 p.m. start at New Orleans. Still, another NFL game beat the Rangers head-to-head while the Cowboys’ 26-20 overtime loss drew close to seven times as many viewers as the North Texas Nine. The complete breakdown of D-FW’s weekend Nielsen numbers is on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Rangers' post-season clincher hits season ratings high but still can't beat out of town football

The Texas Rangers secured a spot in the post-season with Thursday night’s home win over the Angels. It drew a lot of eyeballs, but not nearly as many as Baltimore’s overtime win over Pittsburgh on Thursday Night Football. The complete D-FW ratings breakdown is right here.
Ed Bark

Beards all abloom among past/present late night talkers

David Letterman’s voluminous post-Late Show beard is the big attention-getter. But he’s not nearly alone among past, present and in-between-jobs late night talk show hosts. Our facial hair-palooza is on the Network News & Reviews page.

Plus, ABC’s Dr. Ken premieres on Friday, Oct. 2nd, and our review is here.

Also, Empire again ruled with an iron fist in Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings.
Ed Bark

CBS takes another stab at hit hospital drama with chaotic Code Black

CBS hasn’t had an enduring medical drama since Chicago Hope checked out in 2000. The network tries again with the Wednesday, Sept. 30th launch of Code Black. Our review is here.

Also, Tuesday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” spotlights Fox’s premieres of Grandfathered and The Grinder, respectively starring John Stamos and Rob Lowe.
Ed Bark

Byron Harris gets big Press Club of Dallas sendoff amid fellow WFAA colleagues past and present

Exemplary investigative reporter Byron Harris, who’s retiring from Dallas-based WFAA-TV on Oct. 9th after a 41-year career at the station, got a big sendoff Monday night at a memorable Press Club of Dallas event. Take a look on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, Monday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is in.
Ed Bark