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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Aug. 11) -- four-way split in prime-time spoils

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ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC all carved out at least one piece of the pie in Monday’s two major prime-time ratings measurements.

CBS had the biggest overall draw in D-FW with a 9 p.m. episode of Under the Dome that lured 205,938 viewers to edge Fox4’s competing local newscast (191,735). Fox4’s news drew the most 18-to-49-year-olds at 9 p.m. with 78,161 while Dome dipped to second with a smallish haul of 58,621.

NBC had the night’s most advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds in winning the 7 p.m. slot with 100,958 viewers. But Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of Masterchef had the most total viewers at that hour (184,634).

The second hour of ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise broke through with an 8 to 9 p.m. win in total viewers (149,127). Fox’s Hotel Hell took the 18-to-49 prize in that slot with 74,904 viewers.

In the have-not realm, ABC’s 9 p.m. episode of Mistresses again dragged bottom with the fewest total viewers (56,810) and 18-to-49-year-olds (16,284) of any prime-time attraction on the Big Four broadcast networks.

Meanwhile, here’s a small howdy to TXA21’s 7 p.m. repeat of Bonanza, which easily led all of that station’s prime-time programs with 35,507 total viewers. That also was enough to outdraw The CW network’s back-to-back episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (3,551 and 7,101 viewers). Bonanza also beat CW in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. but Fox4 easily topped the four-way field among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 added a 6 a.m. sweep and also had the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m.

NBC5 was tops at 5 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds while Fox4 and WFAA8 shared first place in that measurement at 6 p.m.

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