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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., July 28) --Bachelorette finale bops Under the Dome, others

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ABC’s two-hour finale of The Bachelorette and its thorny after-party gave the network a prime-time sweep in total viewers opposite mostly first-run programming Monday night.

The 7 to 9 p.m. decision-maker, in which Andi gave a rose to someone, averaged 184,634 D-FW viewers in fending off competition from CBS’ quartet of sitcom repeats and new episodes of “reality” show competitors on Fox and NBC. Fox’s Master Chef fared the best among the unscripted shows, drawing 142,026 viewers in the 7 p.m. hour before the network’s Hotel Hell dropped to 113,621.

On NBC, the premiere of Running Wild with Bear Grylls had 127,823 viewers from 7 to 8 p.m. before the first hour of the Peacock’s American Ninja Warrior inched up to 134,925 viewers. CBS’ best comedy draw, an 8 p.m. rerun of Mike & Molly, replicated The Bachelorette’s overall average of 184,634 viewers. But in direct competition from 8 to 8:30 p.m., that portion of Bachelorette had 198,836 viewers.

ABC’s following After the Rose special also ran first in the 9 p.m. hour with 191,735 viewers. That blew the lid off CBS’ competing new hour of Under the Dome, which ran third with 142,026 viewers behind the Bachelorette add-on and Fox4’s local newscast (170,431 viewers).

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, ABC won from 7 to 9 p.m. before Fox4’s news nipped After the Rose for the top spot at 9 p.m. Under the Dome fell to fourth in this key demographic, drawing few than half the 18-to-49-year-olds of each competing attraction on Fox, ABC and NBC (which offered the second hour of American Ninja Warrior).

The Texas Rangers remained in a ratings valley despite a Yu Darvish win and the beginning of the last series in front of North Texas crowds by Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter. The game averaged 106,520 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. Just 29,310 were in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 dominated the 10 p.m. competitions, winning in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The Peacock also notched a 6 a.m. win in total viewers and swept the 5 p.m. competitions.

Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 a.m. NBC5 won in total viewers at 6 p.m. while the 25-to-54 golds were shared by Fox4 and WFAA8.

WHILE I WAS AWAY . . . Teresa Frosini, who had been an early morning traffic anchor and later an entertainment reporter at CBS11, is no longer with the station.

Frosini’s last day was on July 18th, a CBS11 spokeswoman said. Frosini joined CBS11 in May 2006.

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