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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Aug. 19-20) -- Rangers/Dome pace prime-time

The Texas Rangers’ comeback home win over Houston Tuesday night also scored the biggest prime-time ratings.

Fox Sports Southwest again profited, with an average of 234,063 viewers tuning in. That easily beat NBC’s two-hour edition of America’s Got Talent, which had 172,105 viewers from 8 to 10 p.m.

Monday’s prime-time Nielsens were led by CBS’ new 9 p.m. episode of Under the Dome, which lured 254,715 viewers while Rangers-Astros were runners-up with 199,642 viewers.

Here are the local news derby results:

Monday -- WFAA8 bucked a big lead-in disadvantage from ABC’s Mistresses (just 48,289 viewers) to win at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 likewise swept the 6 a.m. competitions while WFAA8 had doubleheader wins at both 5 and 6 p.m.

Tuesday -- WFAA8 again took both 10 p.m. golds and added a 6 p.m. sweep.

The 6 a.m. wins were split between WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 had the most viewers at 5 p.m. while WFAA8 ran first in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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