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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., June 30) -- Big Bang, Big Brother pace prime-time

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The prime-time ratings were slow on the draw in D-FW Thursday, with CBS’ Big Bang Theory repeat drawing the most viewers while the network’s Big Brother was tops with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

Both shows had smallish audiences. Big Bang lured 162,895 total viewers in the 7 to 7:30 p.m. slot before Big Brother pulled in 60,338 viewers in the 18-to-49 age range.

ABC’s 8 p.m. premiere of Greatest Hits won its time slot in total viewers (134,566) and ran second to BB with 44,460 in the 18-to-49 realm.

The night’s biggest loser, NBC’s 9 p.m. episode of Aquarius, had respective totals of 28,330 and 6,315 viewers. Expect it to be exiled soon to either Saturdays (as it was last summer) or online somewhere.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ day game loss to the Yankees averaged 70,824 total viewers and 15,879 in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic. There’s nothing like a workday afternoon game to slow ratings momentum.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but NBC5 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The 6 a.m. spoils were split, with Fox4 winning in total viewers and NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

At 6 p.m., CBS11 broke a long losing streak with a first-place finish in total viewers. The station hadn’t won outright since Wednesday, May 15th. NBC5 took the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m.

Fox4 swept the 5 p.m. competitions.

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