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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 23) -- CBS closes out Thursday Night Football on another winning note

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CBS said goodbye to its inaugural telecasts of Thursday Night Football by again dominating the prime-time Nielsens.

The only dent was the first half-hour of the Broncos-Chargers matchup, which lost among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds to ABC’s 7:30 to 8 p.m. portion of Grey’s Anatomy.

The Broncos’ 35-21 win otherwise averaged 395,518 total viewers in D-FW, with 157,690 in the 18-to-49 realm. The NFL Network’s simulcast tacked on another 55,792 total viewers, with 18,923 in the 18-to-49 age range.

CBS resumes its regular entertainment lineup next week while the rest of the Thursday night football schedule will be shown solely on the NFL Network. The CBS team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will remain in the booth, though.

ABC had another solid second place finish Thursday night, led by How to Get Away with Murder in total viewers (285,934) and Grey’s Anatomy among 18-to-49ers (138,767). The least-watched show among the Big Four broadcast networks, NBC’s new A to Z sitcom, drew just 69,740 total viewers. A to Z also ranked in the basement with 18-to-49-year-olds (15,769).

In Thursday’s local news derby results, Gannett8 cleaned up in a downsized 10 p.m. race with lopsided wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and Gannett8 did likewise at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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