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Local NIelsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 1) -- CBS deals winning hand with crime shows/Survivor

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The collective worst reviews of the new season didn’t stop CBS’ premiere of Stalker from winning its 9 p.m. slot Wednesday.

Stalker drew 244,090 D-FW viewers and 78,845 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. That respectively beat NBC’s competing Chicago P.D. (188,298 total viewers) and Fox4’s local newscast (69,384 in the 18-to-49 range).

CBS also won from 7 to 9 p.m. in total viewers with Survivor (258,038) and the season premiere of Criminal Minds (292,908). Survivor likewise prevailed with 18-to-49-year-olds (91,460). ABC’s Modern Family won from 8 to 8:30 p.m. in the 18-to-49 demographic before the network’s second episode of black-ish tied the second half of Criminal Minds.

Another freshman series, NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, finished second at 7 p.m. in total viewers and third in that hour with 18-to-49-year-olds behind Survivor and the ABC comedies The Middle and The Goldbergs.

Fox’s new season miseries continued with fourth place finishes across the board for Hell’s Kitchen and the new Red Band Society. Fox4’s newscast then doubled the ratings for Red Band in both measurements.

Here are Wednesday’s four-way local news derby results.

CBS11 ran a comfortable first at 10 p.m. in total viewers but as usual fell to fourth among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). Fox4 led that parade, with NBC5 a close second.

Fox4 swept both the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions. The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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