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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs.-Sun., July 4-7) -- World Cup soccer brunch serves up an Eggs Benedict

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Fox was served well by the U.S. women’s Sunday brunch soccer win over the Netherlands to win their second straight World Cup.

The match, which ran from 10 to 11:54 a.m., averaged 449,875 D-FW viewers, with a peak crowd of 534,227 for the closing minutes. A decent-sized percentage -- 178,133 -- were within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.

Both totals easily ranked as Sunday’s high points. ABC’s 7 p.m. episode of Celebrity Family Feud ranked second in both total viewers (189,791) and with 18-to-49ers (63,403).

OK, let’s rewind back to the Fourth of July, where NBC’s prime-time presentation of the Macy’s Fireworks show fizzled in the face of Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast. It was the day’s top draw in total viewers with 147,615 and also ranked No. 1 in the 18-to-49 demographic (45,288).

ABC’s 7 p.m. edition of Steph Curry’s Holey Moley miniature golf game show spent the night in the rough with 49,205 total viewers and just 6,038 within the 18-to-49 motherlode. But the network’s 9 p.m. hour of Reef Break in comparison drove into the ratings fairway with 112,469 total viewers and 24,154 in the 18-to-49 realm.

We won’t bother with the local news derby results because holiday exemptions were mostly in play. Only WFAA8 played for keeps on both July 4th and 5th.

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