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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 10) -- so-so start for Nashville

Touted as fall's best new series by a wide variety of TV critics (including this one), ABC's Nashville was a bit slow on the drawl in Wednesday's prime-time Nielsens.

It drew 213,410 D-FW viewers in the 9 p.m. hour, losing that slot to a competing new episode of CBS' grizzled CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (289,136 viewers). But Nashville did beat the premiere of NBC's new 9 p.m. offering, Chicago Fire (123,316 viewers).

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, CSI inched past Nashville by a count of 86,114 viewers to 82,924. Chicago Fire fell to fourth behind Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast.

The night's other drama series premiere, The CW's Arrow, had 68,842 total viewers at 7 p.m. in running behind the competing shows on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. It also ran fifth with 18-to-49-year-olds and the CW's principal target audience, 18-to-34-year-olds.

Fox's The X Factor won its 7 p.m. opening hour in both total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds. But it was beaten in total viewers from 8 to 9 p.m. by both CBS' Criminal Minds and ABC's two new episodes of Modern Family. MF topped the 18-to-49 field, with X Factor moving up to second.

In Wednesday's local news derby results, CBS11 finished first at 10 p.m. in total viewers while WFAA8 had the edge among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept both the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions, and added a 6 p.m. gold in the 25-to-54 demographic. NBC5 won at 6 p.m. in total viewers. with both WFAA8 and CBS11 just small steps behind.