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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., June 9-11 -- ya hockey puck: Stanley Cup finale wins Sunday's demo derby

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The Pittsburgh Penguins’ second straight Stanley Cup win paced all Sunday night programming among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds while tying the competing Tony Awards in total D-FW viewers.

A 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on their home ice made Game 6 the Stanley Cup finale. Within the 18-to-49-year-old motherlode, NBC’s telecast averaged 73,763 viewers. Sunday’s runner-up attraction, Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast, drew 60,935 viewers in this key demographic.

Both the Stanley Cup and CBS’ Tonys had 138,151 total viewers while the Texas Rangers’ afternoon road win over the Washington Nationals also checked in with 138,151 viewers on Fox Sports Southwest.

ABC’s 7 p.m. episode of Celebrity Family Feud outdrew hockey and the Tonys with 189,049 total viewers. And from 9 to 10 p.m., Fox4’s local news led with the same number of viewers while the Stanley Cup nipped ABC’s The $100,000 Pyramid for second place in that hour.

In Sunday’s other matchup of note, CBS’ 60 Minutes rebounded from an opening week loss to beat the second hour of NBC’s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly in total viewers (174,506 to 101,795) and 18-to-49-year-olds (41,692 to 28,864).

On to Friday night, where the Cleveland Cavaliers kept their slight hopes alive by routing the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on ABC. Golden State now leads the series three games to one.

Stretching until 11:02 p.m., Game 4 averaged 407,182 total viewers, with 205,254 in the 18-to-49 realm. Last year’s Game 4 between the two teams respectively drew 453,274 and 260,407 viewers. And the 2015 Cavaliers-Warriors matchup in Game 4 fared even better with 488,180 total viewers and 268,073 in the 18-to-49 age range. So if you’re the NBA, that’s not the outcome you want. (Note: 2016’s Game 4 also was played on an out-and-about Friday night, when overall viewing levels generally are lower.)

Here are Friday’s local news derby numbers.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. in a downsized three-way race while NBC5 edged Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 racked up a pair of decisive 6 a.m. wins and NBC5 likewise dominated with a 5 p.m. sweep. The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and the Peacock with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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