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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs.-Sun., April 20-23) -- snore

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Sometimes the D-FW Nielsen ratings are just plain -- uneventful. As they were from Thursday through Sunday, when the most-watched prime-time attraction was a rerun of CBS’ Blue Bloods.

Friday’s 9 p.m. reprise drew 218,133 viewers while NBC’s two-hour edition of Dateline, airing on the same night, had Thursday through Sunday’s biggest haul of advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds with 96,213.

If your pulse is racing, then you need to cut your fingernails for some real excitement. So let’s not tarry and just go to the local news derby results, with the start of the May “sweeps” ratings period looming on Thursday, April 27th.

Thursday -- TEGNA8 took the 10 p.m. trophy in total viewers while NBC5 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. and the Peacock did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. firsts went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Friday -- Fox4 ran the table at 10 p.m. while NBC5 swept the 6 a.m. competitions.

The early evening hours brought two more sweeps, with TEGNA8 taking both 6 p.m. firsts and NBC5 controlling the 5 p.m. races.

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