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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 26-27) -- Big Brother keeps rolling, Carmichael Family OK for starters

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CBS’ Wednesday-Thursday ratings are still buoyed by Big Brother, which dominated the key 18-to-49-year-old ratings on both nights.

Wednesday’s 7 p.m. episode of BB fell to NBC’s competing American’s Got Talent in D-FW’s total viewers measurement by a score of 237,116 to 188,298. But in the barometer that quickens advertisers’ pulses, BB wiped out AGT among 18-to-49-year-olds. That scoreboard ended up 116,691 to 63,076, with AGT also being beaten by Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of Masterchef (75,691) in this key demographic.

Thursday’s 8 p.m. BB outing also led all prime-time programming among 18-to-49-year-olds with 94,614 before CBS’ Under the Dome collapsed at 9 p.m. with 37,846. Fox4’s victorious 9 p.m. local newscast doubled the Dome crowd with 75,691 viewers in the 18-to-49 age range while also winning the hour in total viewers.

NBC double-premiered The Carmichael Show from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The two episodes fell off from AGT’s lead-in, but still managed to win their time slots in total viewers with 181,324 and then 153,428. In the 18-to-49 realm, Carmichael Show ran a close second to Fox’s competing 8 p.m. episode of Home Free. But it still had NBC’s worst showing in this demographic, with the Peacock’s Last Comic Standing rebounding to win the 9 p.m. hour among 18-to-49-year-olds.

ABC, whose summer programming mostly needs to be put out of its misery, ran last across the board in both ratings measurements Wednesday in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks. On Thursday night, only ABC’s 9 p.m. episode of Rookie Blue managed even a third place finish -- in total viewers. ABC’s entire lineup otherwise again ran fourth with 18-to-49-year-olds.

Here are the Wednesday and Thursday local news derby results.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while CBS11 led with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and TEGNA8 did likewise at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. firsts went to NBC5 in total viewers and TEGNA8 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Thursday -- Fox4 ran the table at 10 p.m. and also notched another pair of 6 a.m. wins.

NBC5 won both of the 5 p.m. golds, finished first with 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. and tied CBS11 for the top spot at that hour in total viewers.

LOCAL TV NEWS NOTE: -- Former CBS11 reporter Stephanie Lucero, who left the station in late April, has a new position that she’ll begin on Monday, Aug. 31st.

Lucero, who earlier reported for Fox4 during a roughly 30-year career as a TV journalist, will be communications coordinator for Texans Can Academy, formerly Dallas Can Academy. She spent 18 years with CBS11.

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