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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., June 6) -- OKC knocks out Spurs, counts out competition

The NBA post-season spotlight shifted to TNT Wednesday night, with more ratings gold to mine.

Oklahoma City's comeback win over San Antonio -- and entrance into the NBA Finals -- averaged 277,738 D-FW viewers to outdraw all other TV attractions. As usual, the crowd built slowly but surely, starting with 149,030 viewers in the first 15-minute increment and ending with 406,446 in the last full quarter-hour segment between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m. (The game ended at 10:32 p.m., meaning the 10:30 to 10:45 segment also has to be counted. Otherwise the ratings would have been a bit higher overall.)

Thunder-Spurs also dominated throughout the night with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

Over on cable's NBC Sports Network, Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils averaged 54,193 total viewers. The Devils staved off a Kings sweep by winning 3-1.

In the Big 4 broadcast network arena, CBS had the most-watched prime-time show with its 7 p.m. episode of Dogs in the City (189,675 total viewers). But Fox's 7 to 9 p.m. edition of So You Think You Can Dance easily was the top draw among 18-to-49-year-olds before Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast took that hour in both ratings measurements.

Wednesday's four-way local news derby results had something for everyone.

CBS11 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but WFAA8 won among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 took the 6 a.m. gold in total viewers while sharing the 25-to-54 lead with NBC5.

CBS11 won at 6 p.m. in total viewers, as did the Peacock at 5 p.m. Fox4 topped both of those competitions in the 25-to-54 demographic.