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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., April 19) -- Survivor, Fox4 news set pace on night full of reruns

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CBS’ two-hour edition of Survivor had prime-time’s biggest haul of D-FW viewers Wednesday while Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast ranked No. 1 with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

It otherwise was a night when NBC went with wall-to-wall repeats, Fox aired an Empire rerun and ABC regurgitated four sitcoms before offering a new episode of Designated Survivor.

Survivor had 181,778 total viewers in winning from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Big Four broadcast network universe. But Fox’s competing combo of a new Shots Fired and the Empire reprise took those hours among 18-to-49-year-olds with respective scores of 44,899 and 38,485 viewers.

At 9 p.m., Fox4’s news won in both measurements, with 167,235 total viewers and a commanding 70,556 in the 18-to-49 age range. In comparison, Designated Survivor drew just 16,036 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm, which doesn’t bode at all well for its future.

FX filled its 9 p.m. slot with the Season 3 premiere of Fargo, which made a minimal impression with 36,356 total viewers and a measly 6,414 within the 18-to-49 motherlode. The audience will grow via DVR and On Demand views, but that’s still a very slow start in D-FW at least.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 prospered with a pair of 10 p.m. wins in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and did likewise at 5 p.m. NBC5 salvaged its day with a sweep of the 6 p.m. competitions.

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