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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 23) -- Talent leads on sluggish summer night

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NBC’s America’s Got Talent won most of the prime-time ratings gold Tuesday, but was no ratings steamroller.

From 7 to 9 p.m. AGT averaged 223,168 D-FW viewers while also setting the night’s high among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with 72,537.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast remained strong with a sweep of that hour. It drew 174,350 total viewers and 63,076 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

The Texas Rangers’ home loss to Oakland had 125,532 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. Fox had the least-watched prime-time program overall with an 8 p.m. Women’s World Cup soccer special. It had just 69,740 total viewers before Fox4’s local newscast trampolined to ratings dominance at 9 p.m.

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

Fox4 had twin wins at 10 p.m. for the second straight weeknight, topping the field in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions and also had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. Gannett8 and Fox4 tied for the 6 p.m. lead among 25-to-54-year-olds. The two stations also shared the total viewers gold at 5 p.m., but Gannett was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NEWS NOTE: Former CBS11 interim traffic reporter Tammy Dombeck will be joining host Jocelyn White this fall on Designing Texas, which airs weekends on Gannett8. She tweeted the news Tuesday. There’s no set time slot yet.

Dombeck was dropped by CBS11 in late April and replaced by Chelsey Davis, who started on June 8th. White initially became famous in D-FW as the main 6 and 10 p.m. weekday news weathercaster in the 1980s for KDFW-TV (Channel 4), then a CBS affiliate station and now owned by Fox. She was the market’s first full-time woman temperature taker.

As of this writing, Fox4, NBC5, Gannett8 and CBS11 have a total of six women doing the weather. But the lead weathercasters are all men.

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