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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28-30) -- NFL and then everything else

The NFL dominated with two big NFC games Sunday that also marked the return of the "real" refs in their at times stumbling, bumbling glory.

Fox's late afternoon/early evening Packers-Saints game, blemished by a series of glaringly blown calls, averaged 598,925 D-FW viewers to rank as the day's most-watched attraction.

NBC's Sunday Night Football matchup between the Eagles and Giants then controlled the prime-time Nielsens with 543,852 viewers. NBC's late morning/all afternoon Ryder Cup coverage, in which Europe rallied on the final day to stun the U.S. team, averaged 117,031 viewers.

ABC's new 666 Park Avenue, which is supposed to be a chiller, instead had a scary night in the ratings. Its premiere episode drew just 144,568 viewers in the 9 p.m. hour opposite the dominant NFL and CBS' season premiere of its transplanted The Mentalist (302,905 viewers).

666 also ran third among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, but only barely behind The Mentalist in this key measurement.

On Friday night, the launch of CBS' new Made in Jersey won its 8 p.m. slot with 172,105 total viewers. Still, it dug a valley between the new season launches of CBS' preceding CSI: NY (247,831 viewers) and the following Blue Bloods (309,789 viewers).

CBS again came up well short with 18-to-49-year-olds, though. ABC's Shark Tank won at 7 p.m. in this age group before Fox's Fringe and NBC's Dateline respectively took the 8 and 9 p.m. hours.

In Friday's local news derby results, CBS11 won comfortably at 10 p.m. in total viewers but came in second to No. 1 NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 swept the 6 a.m. Nielsens while CBS11 came out of a long hibernation to take the bronze among 25-to-54-year-olds ahead of fourth-place WFAA8.

The Peacock also ran the table at 5 p.m. CBS11 placed first at 6 p.m. in total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.