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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Nov. 19) -- Survivor and crime take the golds

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’Tis the season for Thanksgiving-themed sitcom specials. But Survivor and crime instead prevailed over ABC’s quartet in Wednesday’s prime-time Nielsens.

CBS started strong with Survivor, which won the 7 p.m. hour with 265,012 D-FW viewers and 85,153 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

The network’s Criminal Minds held serve at 8 p.m. with 298,936 total viewers and 107,229 in the 18-to-49 age range.

NBC’s Chicago P.D. then took over. It topped the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements with respective totals of 223,168 and 78,845 viewers.

ABC’s holiday feast of The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family and black-ish came up something of a turkey. All four comedies ran third in total viewers, with The Middle and The Goldbergs also taking the bronzes among 18-to-49-year-olds. Modern Family and black-ish moved up a notch to second place in this key demographic.

Also of note: Wednesday’s biggest draw in total viewers wasn’t anything in prime-time. It was CBS11’s 6:30 p.m. edition of Wheel of Fortune, which rolled to 313,830 viewers. Wheel also beat the three competing rag mags among 18-to-49-year-olds, but Criminal Minds was Wednesday’s top draw in that realm.

Here are the local news derby results for the 15th weekday of the 20-weekday November “sweeps” ratings period.

NBC5 came up big at 10 p.m. with first place finishes in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 notched another pair of wins at 6 a.m. while Gannett8 ran the table at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Gannett8 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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