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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., July 7-9) -- CBS tries to Candy Crush competish

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Sunday night’s premiere of CBS’ Candy Crush game show took a big tumble from its Big Brother lead-in while still emerging as semi-sweet.

BB drew 189,049 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. slot, losing narrowly to ABC’s competing Celebrity Family Feud (196,320 viewers). But the feuding houseguests as usual muscled up with advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, punishing Celeb Fam Feud by a score of 89,799 viewers to 51,314.

Candy Crush, hosted by Mario Lopez, fell to 87,253 total viewers in losing a head-to-head matchup with ABC’s Steve Harvey’s Funderdome (116,338). CC outdrew Funderdome in the 18-to-49 rate race while sharing the top spot from 8 to 9 p.m. with the first hour of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior repeat (28,864 each).

ABC’s $The 100,000 Pyramid won in both measurements at 9 p.m., with 159,964 total viewers and 32,071 in the 18-to-49 realm.

On Friday, Fox4, TEGNA8 and CBS11 all aired locally produced half-hour news specials commemorating the one-year anniversary of the police ambush in downtown Dallas.

TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers with its 10:35 p.m. A City Moves Forward (94,524). Fox4’s 9:30 p.m. Seven Hours had 79,982 viewers while CBS11’s Dallas Ambush: One Year Later, which aired at 6:30 p.m., drew 50,898 viewers.

Among 25-to-54-year-olds (the key advertiser demographic for news programming), Fox4 had 24,054 viewers for its special, followed by TEGNA8 (21,047) and CBS11 (6,013).

Here are Friday’s local news derby results for the quartet of four-way competitions.

NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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

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