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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Jan. 6-8) -- Packers/Giants trump Trump-pocked Golden Globes

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NBC easily won prime-time Sunday with its annual Golden Globes ceremony. But Fox’s preceding Green Bay Packers-New York Giants playoff game, which ended just three minutes before the Globes began at 7 p.m., drew more than twice the number of D-FW viewers.

The Packers routed New York 38-13 and now will journey to Jerry’s Palace to meet the Dallas Cowboys in what should be an epic encounter. The game averaged 1,323,340 viewers, which is close to the total of some early Cowboys games this season. Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Packers-Giants averaged 532,379 viewers.

Next Sunday’s Cowboys-Packers game, scheduled to start at 3:40 p.m. on Fox, assuredly will top 2 million viewers in D-FW and could well exceed 2.5 million, depending on the closeness.

The Globes, which ran from 7 p.m. until shortly after 10 p.m., had 581,688 total viewers and 205,254 in the 18-to-49 age range. Jimmy Fallon hosted and was largely nondescript. But Meryl Streep’s acceptance of the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement reverberated into Monday’s news after her pointed tear-down of president-elect Donald Trump, whom she never named. Trump later tweeted back, calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” despite her three Oscar wins and record 19 nominations, seven more than anyone else.

Also notable: FX topped the TV awards with two Globes apiece for The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Atlanta while AMC collected three for The Night Manager, which also was the night’s surprise winner. HBO uncommonly was shut out.

Earlier Sunday, CBS’ Pittsburgh Steelers-Miami Dolphins playoff game, another one-sided romp, also outdrew the Globes with 712,568 total viewers and 256,568 in the 18-to-49-year-old realm.

On Saturday, the top draw was NBC’s prime-time Seattle Seahawks-Detroit Lions game, which drew 836,177 total viewers.

NBC launched Emerald City with a two-hour premiere Friday night. The dark take on The Wizard of Oz had few people following its yellow brick road. Emerald City had 138,151 total viewers and ran fourth in its 9 p.m. second hour. CBS’ competing Blue Bloods in comparison had 290,844 viewers from 9 to 10 p.m. Emerald City also fared poorly with 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing just 28,864 of ‘em. But the return of NBC’s preceding Grimm did appreciably worse with a puny 9,621 viewers in this key demographic.

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 nipped CBS11 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 won by a comparatively comfortable margin with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

TEGNA8 also logged a rare win in total viewers at 6 a.m., but Fox4 managed a narrow first place finish among 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 swept the 5 p.m. competitions. At 6 p.m., Fox4 and TEGNA8 tied for the most total viewers and Fox4 had first place to itself in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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