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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 8) -- only NBC left out of prime-time winner's circle

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CBS’ Survivor was the only prime-time attraction to win in both principal Nielsen measurements Wednesday.

The venerable franchise, now in its 2,945th season, drew 265,012 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour while also winning its time slot among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (100,922 viewers).

CBS’ Criminal Minds also led in total viewers at 8 p.m. with an identical 265,012. But ABC’s comedy combo of Modern Family and black-ish won among 18-to-49-year-old with respective counts of 129,306 and 91,460.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast and CBS’ Stalker shared the 9 p.m. golds in total viewers with 202,246 apiece. Fox4’s news won comfortably with 18-to-49-year-olds, though, with a haul of 85,153.

NBC’s new The Mysteries of Laura continued to show signs of slippage, with its 7 p.m. episode ranking as NBC’s least-watched show among 18-to-49-year-olds. But it did edge Fox’s competing Hell’s Kitchen to run third in that key demographic as the Peacock’s lead-off hitter. Both shows trailed far behind both Survivor and ABC’s 7 to 8 p.m. pairing of The Middle and The Goldbergs.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

Gannett8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. in a tight fight with Fox4 and NBC5. Fox4 took the gold among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 also swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. winners were CBS11 in total viewers and Gannett8 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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