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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Dec. 28) -- rolling with Wheel of Fortune

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Yeah, it’s a pretty slow day and night when Wheel of Fortune easily is D-FW’s most-watched TV attraction.

Not that Wheel’s a ratings slouch. CBS11’s one sure thing continues to dominate the three competing rag mags at 6:30 p.m. weekdays. But it also was the full day’s runaway ratings kingpin on Wednesday.

Wheel drew 261,760 D-FW viewers compared to the No. 2 attraction, ESPN’s nighttime presentation of Texas A & M’s loss to Kansas State in the Texas Bowl. It had 174,506 viewers.

Fox for some unfathomable reason devoted prime-time and beyond to the Foster Farms Bowl between Utah and Indiana. It averaged 65,440 viewers in running last against all competing shows on ABC, CBS and NBC.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won a downsized three-way race at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions, won at 6 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds and tied Fox4 at 5 p.m. for first place in that key demographic.

TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and NBC5 ran first in that measurement at 5 p.m.

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