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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 14) -- ABC fares fairly well with night of do-overs

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ABC went wall-to-wall retro Tuesday night with two hours of To Tell the Truth sandwiched around a pair of Uncle Buck episodes.

Both were new versions of TV/movie oldies while NBC punched in with two hours of its potent America’s Got Talent.

As expected, Talent won out, controlling the 7 to 9 p.m. slot with 233,719 D-FW viewers. Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Talent and Fox’s Hotel Hell tied for first in the 7 p.m. hour with 53,987 viewers apiece before Talent’s second hour pounded all comers with 66,690 viewers in this key demographic.

The 7 to 8 p.m. hour of Truth had 141,648 total viewers to finish behind both Talent and CBS’ NCIS rerun (155,813). Buck likewise ran third from 8 to 9 p.m. with 113,318 viewers before the 9 to 10 p.m. return of Truth moved up to second place with 141,648 viewers (behind only CBS’ canceled Person of Interest with 155,813).

In the 18-to-49-year-old realm, the first hour of Truth tied for third with NCIS while Buck ran second and the 9 to 10 p.m. hour of Truth took third.

NBC’s third episode of the Maya & Marty comedy-variety hour finished third at 9 p.m. in total viewers (206,236) but won among 18-to-49-year-olds with 38,108.

In the cable universe, TNT’s 8 to 10 p.m. double-episode premiere of the dark drama Animal Kingdom got off slowly with 35,412 and 28,230 total viewers. It had 15,879 and 12,703 viewers in the 18-to-49 age range, although an 11 p.m. repeat scored highest in this measurement with 19,054 viewers.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

It was a sweep-a-thon, with three stations sharing in the spoils.

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

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 5 and 6 p.m. CBS11 again ran out of the money.

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