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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Sept. 17) -- Emmys still can't withstand football (updated)

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Relocated to Monday night in deference to NBC’s Sunday Night Football, the 70th annual prime-time Emmy awards were still outdrawn by -- football.

ESPN’s package of NFL games isn’t as potent as the Peacock’s marquee Sunday night match-ups. But ESPN’s Chicago Bears-Seattle Seahawks clash on Monday Night Football still prevailed with 306,250 total D-FW viewers and 137,306 within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.

NBC’s 7 to 10 p.m. Emmy presentation, hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che and Colin Jost, ranked as prime-time’s runner-up attraction with 220,785 total viewers and 90,497 in the 18-to-49 realm.

The 2017 Emmys on CBS, which had to go against a potent Green Bay Packers-Atlanta Falcons matchup on NBC as well as the final 40 minutes of a lightning delayed Dallas Cowboys-Denver Broncos game on Fox, nonetheless finished slightly ahead in total viewers (225,404) and a bit behind among 18-to-49ers (83,385).

In 2016, ABC’s telecast of the Emmys drew 262,049 total viewers and 95,271 in the 18-to-49 measurement.

(Nationally, the Emmys hit all-time lows in both total viewers (10.2 million) and with 18-to-49-year-olds (4 percent down from the previous year’s low.)

The rival broadcast networks mostly curled up into a ball with reruns opposite Monday night’s 2018 Emmys. Fox was the exception, offering a cheesy Charles Manson expose that had 71,221 total viewers and just 12,482 within the 18-to-49 demographic.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast then pole-vaulted to 156,686 total viewers, with 43,688 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

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

Fox4 and NBC5 are starting to get accustomed to splitting all the spoils, which they did again on Monday.

NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers and swept the 5 and 6 p.m. races in both that measurement and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds at 10 p.m. and again ran the table at 6 a.m.

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