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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., June 3-5) -- big blowout crimps numbers for Game 2 of NBA Finals

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The Golden State Warriors’ 33-point wipeout of the Cleveland Cavaliers not surprisingly took some of the air out of the D-FW ratings for Sunday night’s Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

But the game still dominated all competing programming, averaging 488,686 total viewers and 244,529 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. Game 1, also on ABC, had 517,015 total viewers, with 288,89 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Over on Fox Sunday night, the three-hour Miss USA pageant had 120,401 total viewers to rank as the No. 1 network TV draw in that measurement. But Fox4’s local 9 p.m. newscast, with the first half-hour opposite the NBA Finals, trampolined to 219,554 viewers.

NBC’s American Ninja Warriors fared the best among network programs in the 18-to-49 realm (57,163 viewers). But the local news on Fox again easily trumped that with 88,920 viewers in this key demographic.

The red hot, first-place Texas Rangers’ afternoon win over Seattle on Fox Sports Southwest stayed away from direct competition with the NBA and averaged a nice-sized 198,307 viewers.

Saturday’s prime-time Rangers game on FSS led all of that day’s TV attractions in day or night with 226,637 total viewers. Friday night’s Rangers game also had more total viewers than anything else (219,5554).

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 led at 10 p.m. in total viewers but NBC5 ran first among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 topped the 6 a.m. race in total viewers and tied the Peacock for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds. Fox4 ran the table at 6 p.m.

The 5 p.m. competition for total viewers ended in a first-place tie between Fox4 and NBC5. The Peacock had the 25-to-54 gold to itself.

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