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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Aug. 29) -- Ninja Warrior pummels Rangers

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The first-place Texas Rangers continued to roll Monday night, punching out the visiting Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Fox Sports Southwest.

Still, the top spot in the prime-time Nielsen ratings went to NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. dose of American Ninja Warrior, which drew 240,802 D-FW viewers while Rangers-Mariners averaged 177,060. Ninja Warrior also drew twice as many viewers in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range, winning by a score of 107,974 to 53,987.

The 9 to 10 p.m. portion of the Rangers game then narrowly beat NBC’s competing Running with Bear Grylls (169,978) in total viewers. But the Bear had a decisive edge among 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 92,095.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast took the prime-time bronzes in both ratings measurements with 148,730 total viewers and 69,865 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results in the four major four-way competitions.

NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and also scored twin wins at 5 p.m. TEGNA8 took both of the 6 p.m. golds, leaving CBS11 as the day’s lone all-around loser.

LOCAL TV NEWS NOTE: Anchor/reporter Carla Wade, who left TEGNA8 in January of this year, has landed a new job in Vegas with ABC affiliate KNTV-TV. The station says she’ll anchor the 3 and 3:30 p.m. newscasts, plus helm the “breaking news desk” at 5, 6 and 11 p.m.

“It’s so much easier to feel like Beyonce in Vegas!” she tweeted Tuesday.

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