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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 16) -- Senate debate on TEGNA8 outdraws ABC's debuts of The Conners, The Rookie

By ED BARK
@unclebarkycom on Twitter
This is really something. TEGNA8’s 8 p.m. U.S. Senate debate from Houston between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke easily outdrew parent network ABC’s debuts of both The Conners and The Rookie, starring fan fave Nathan Fillion.

The one-hour 8 p.m. face-off, which preempted ABC’s season premieres of blackish and Splitting Up Together, had 260,084 D-FW viewers and 78,499 within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

In comparison, ABC’s Roseanne-less The Conners led off the night at 7 p.m. with 196,820 total viewers and 54,346 in the 18-to-49 realm. At 9 p.m., The Rookie fell to 126,527 total viewers, with 48,307 in the 18-to-49 age range. That ranked it fourth in the 9 p.m. hour in total viewers, but the show’s performance with 18-to-49ers was good enough to win the hour by a small margin over Fox4’s local newscast.

ABC’s 7:30 p.m. premiere of the critically praised sitcom The Kids Are Alright also drew far fewer viewers than the debate in both ratings measurements.

Cruz-O’Rourke impressively ran a solid second at 8 p.m. among 18-to-49-year-olds, almost outpointing NBC’s competing This Is Us (81,518 viewers). In the total viewer Nielsens, the debate ran a very competitive third at 8 p.m. behind This Is Us (281,172 viewers) and CBS’ new FBI (274,143), which had the advantage of another reliably strong lead-in from the network’s 7 p.m. new episode of NCIS (372,553).

Meanwhile on FS1, a few of us Brew Crew loyalists stayed up until 1:26 a.m. to witness a 2-1 extra innings loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the final quarter hour of the game -- 1:15 to 1:30 a.m., a total of 21,088 viewers were still watching, with 9,058 in the 18-to-49 age range.

OK, here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual/always did likewise at 6 a.m., where it hasn’t lost a single weekday since Good Friday.

At 6 p.m., NBC5 won in total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds. The Peacock also led in total viewers at 5 p.m. while sharing the 25-to-54 gold with Fox4.

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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Mon., Oct. 10-15) -- catchup round, featuring Cowboys upper

By ED BARK
@unclebarkycom on Twitter
The Dallas Cowboys crept up in total viewers but were down among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds in year-to-year Game 6 match ups with similar results and surroundings.

Sunday’s 40-7 rout of the Jacksonville Jaguars, which was CBS’ featured mid-afternoon to early evening game, averaged 1,089,542 total D-FW viewers, with 377,400 in the 18-to-49 realm. Last season’s Game 6, which Dallas won 40-10 over the San Francisco 49ers in Fox’s featured game, had fewer total viewers (997,094) but a bigger slice of 18-to-49ers (399,437). The Cowboys throttled the Jags in Jerry’s Palace while pounding the 49ers on the road. In each case, Dallas improved to a 3-3 record.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football attraction, a marquee matchup between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, pulled in 583,432 total viewers and 271,728 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Opposite the game, ABC’s 9 p.m. premiere of The Alec Baldwin Show got crushed with a sub-measly 14,059 total viewers and 6,038 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. It may already be time to call it quits.

Let’s move ahead to Monday, where ESPN’s Monday Night Football featured more late-game comeback heroics from Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. The Pack’s 33-30 win over the lowly 49ers led all TV attractions with 302,260 total viewers. Over on FS1, the Milwaukee Brewers made it a Badger state twofer by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 in Game 3 of their National League Championship Series. Your friendly content provider watched with consummate interest, but most of D-FW otherwise tuned out. The game drew just 42,176 total viewers.

In Monday’s Big Four broadcast network universe, NBC’s The Voice ranked as the biggest scorer with 260,084 total viewers before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast beat NBC’s new Manifest for the first time in head-to-head competition by a close score of 203,850 viewers to 196,820.

CBS’ Magnum, P.I. reboot fell off sharply in its third outing, ranking last among the Big Four at 8 p.m. while also drawing fewer viewers than the network’s three other prime-time programs.

In the 18-to-49-year-old measurement, Monday Night Football thumped everything else in sight, easily more than doubling the total of runner-up 9-1-1 on Fox. The Brewers-Dodgers game barely showed a pulse in this key demographic, averaging a sub-scant 1,208 viewers. Nope, that’s not a misprint.

Saturday’s college football parade was paced by the Texas-Baylor thriller on ESPN. It averaged 217,908 viewers, with the Longhorns surviving 23-17.

Friday’s prime-time spoils as usual went to CBS’ Blue Bloods in total viewers (231,967) while Fox’s Last Man Standing ranked No. 1 among 18-to-49ers with 54,346. LMS also ran barely behind Blue Bloods in total viewers with 224,938.

Fox’s NFL matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants outdrew all rival programming Thursday night with 337,406 total viewers and 138,883 of the 18-to-49 persuasion.

Wednesday’s prime-time golds went to NBC’s Chicago Fire in total viewers (210,879) and ABC’s Modern Family among 18-to-49-year-olds (57,365).

Finally, here are the local news derby results.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while tying NBC5 for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. races and TEGNA8 did likewise at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. firsts went to Fox4 in total viewers and CBS11 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Thursday -- NBC5 swept a downsized three-way competition at 10 p.m. while Fox4 remained unbeatable at 6 a.m. with twin wins.

TEGNA8 won in total viewers at 6 p.m., and Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds. Fox4 and NBC5 shared first place at 5 p.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 was alone on top among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Friday -- Fox4 ran the table at both 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. The Peacock and TEGNA8 shared the 5 p.m. lead in total viewers, with Fox4 taking the 25-to-54-year-old gold.

Monday -- NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again dominated at 6 a.m., where the victory margin among 25-to-54-year-olds was especially remarkable. Fox4 had 94,496 viewers in this key news demographic. NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11 were bunched together with a combined 51,543 viewers.

At 6 p.m., NBC5 and CBS11 shared the lead in total viewers, but the Peacock won outright with 25-to-54-year-olds. Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the most total viewers at 5 p.m., with Fox4 alone in first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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CBS11 tabs Alanna Autler to replace Cristin Severance in station's investigative unit

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By ED BARK
@unclebarkycom on Twitter
D-FW’s CBS11 has filled its vacant investigative reporter slot with Alanna Autler, whose first day at the station was Monday, Oct. 15th.

Autler arrives from NBC affiliate WSMV-TV in Nashville, where she spent the last four years as a TV gumshoe. She also has worked at WOWK-TV in Charleston, VA, and is a journalism graduate of Northwestern University, where she attended the prestigious Medill School.

Autler and investigative reporter David Boucher of Nahville’s The Tennessean were married a year ago and dubbed the city’s “Best Media Power Couple” by Nashville Scene. Boucher, now an investigator for The Dallas Morning News, is also a Northwestern University grad.

Autler replaces Cristin Severance, who left CBS11 last month with her husband, Dan Haggerty, an anchor-reporter for the station. Both are now with Portland, OR’s KGW-TV. Here’s a compilation video of Autler aggressively in action.

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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 9) -- American Music Awards not a hit tune

By ED BARK
@unclebarkycom on Twitter
ABC’s annual American Music Awards show, which used to air on a Sunday or Monday, failed to top the charts as a Tuesday entry.

The three-hour presentation ran third for most of the night in total D-FW viewers with an average of 126,527. Among the Big Four broadcast networks, that was good enough to outdraw only Fox’s Gifted (91,381) and Lethal Weapon (98,410) during the 7 to 9 p.m. portion of the AMAs.

CBS’ NCIS as usual won the 7 p.m. hour in total viewers with 351,465. The network’s FBI (260,084) and NCIS: New Orleans (238,996) also won their time slots.

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, NBC’s The Voice and This Is Us took the first two hours of prime-time before the closing hour of the AMAs won from 9 to 10 p.m. This Is Us, the night’s top draw in this key demographic, drew 87,557 viewers.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again cruised in both ratings measurements at 6 a.m. and NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m. In the 6 p.m. races, NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the top spot in total viewers while the Peacock had first place to itself with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 8) -- it's football in a Brees

By ED BARK
@unclebarkycom on Twitter
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees set an all-time NFL passing yards record while ESPN breezed to a dominating prime-time win with Monday Night Football.

The Saints’ 43-19 rout of the visiting Washington Redskins averaged 344,436 D-FW viewers, with 156,998 of them within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Meanwhile, in the Big Four broadcast network universe, Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of 9-1-1 was the top draw in total viewers (253,055) while NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Voice averaged the most 18-to-49ers (66,422).

NBC’s new Manifest stayed strong by winning the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements. ABC’s The Good Doctor continued to falter in the 9 to 10 p.m. slot, running fourth in total viewers and with 18-to-49-year-olds. CBS’ Magnum, P.I. reboot continued to draw decent-sized crowds at 8 p.m., but still ran third in that hour in the two major ratings food groups, beating only ABC’s staggering Dancing with the Stars.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

Buoyed by the early season success of Manifest, NBC5 capitalized on the show’s robust lead-in to win at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions while also scoring twin wins at 6 p.m. NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and shared the 25-to-54-year-old lead with Fox4.

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