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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., July 22-23) -- Last Comic Standing laughs last

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The Wednesday and Thursday prime-time ratings had no real juggernauts. But NBC will gladly take the performances of two venerables -- Last Comic Standing and Dateline.

Wednesday’s 8 to 10 p.m. return of LCS and CBS’ 7 p.m. hour of Big Brother topped all programming in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old measurement. Each drew 91,460 D-FW viewers in this realm, but the Peacock doubled its pleasure with two hours of demographic prosperity compared to CBS’ one.

Wednesday’s top overall scorer was another old reliable, Fox’s Masterchef. It drew 202,246 total viewers in the 7 to 8 p.m. slot.

On Thursday night, NBC’s two-hour Dateline Mystery won both the 8 and 9 p.m. hours in total viewers with an average of 153,428. It drooped, however, among 18-to-49-year-olds, with CBS’ Big Brother controlling the 8 p.m. hour before Fox4’s local newscast took control at 9 p.m. Still, Dateline has been a ratings Colossus for NBC since it supplanted Aquarius and Hannibal, both of which have been exiled to Saturday nights after dismal performances.

Thursday’s season finale -- and possibly series finale -- of Fox’s Wayward Pines ran third from 8 to 9 p.m. in total viewers and moved up to second with 18-to-49-year-olds.

Here are the four-way Wednesday and Thursday local news derby results.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 remained formidable at 10 p.m. despite another night of skimpy lead-ins from the ABC network. It won in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 methodically ran the table again at 6 a.m. and added twin wins at 5 p.m. TEGNA8 swept the 6 p.m. competitions.

Thursday -- NBC5 edged TEGNA8 at 10 p.m. in both ratings measurements and Fox4 again notched doubleheader wins at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

NBC5 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 6 p.m., but the Peacock had the 25-to-54 top spot to itself.

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