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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Nov. 8-10) -- Cowboys torn up, tuned out

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Other teams the Dallas Cowboys couldn’t have beaten last night:

Poly Tech Pollyannas
Southwestern Idaho Potato Skins
Willie and the Poor Boys
Dagnabbit State Gripers
The Peter Dinklages

Cowboys games generally build audiences for the fourth quarter dramatics. But the New Orleans Saints’ 49-17 demolition of Dallas on NBC’s Sunday Night Football went in the opposite direction.

The overall D-FW audience of 1,327,943 still ranked third highest among the Cowboys’ 10 regular season games (behind only the previous two SNF square-offs against the Giants and Redskins). But the crowd steadily drooped in the closing hour, from 1,271,133 in the 9:45 to 10 p.m. increment to 1,157,512 to 987,081 to 809,548 for a game that mercifully ended at 10:43 p.m.

CBS’ Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game ranked second highest on Sunday’s NFL charts with an overall average of 532,598 viewers while Fox’s noon-starting Philadelphia Eagles-Green Bay Packers matchup had 383,470.

Saturday’s college football parade was led by CBS’ Alabama-LSU game, which had 312,457 viewers. Earlier on CBS, Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State came in second with an average of 262,748 viewers. Texas and West Virginia on Fox drew 198,836 viewers, with the crowd swelling to 333,761 for the overtime period.

NBC’s prime-time Miss Universe pageant was no match with 92,3317 viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

CBS swept Friday’s prime-time ratings in total viewers with a lineup of Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. Undercover Boss held serve at 7 p.m. among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, but the 8 to 10 p.m. firsts went to ABC’s Shark Tank and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.

Here are Friday’s four-way local news derby results:

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 was tops among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and added 5 and 6 p.m. wins in the 25-to-54 demographic. CBS11 had the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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