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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., June 8) -- amateur hours power prime-time

Fox's So You Think You Can Dance waltzed through the first two hours of prime-time Wednesday before handing off to the second hour of NBC's America's Got Talent. That left ABC and CBS submerged under the ratings radar with reruns.

Dance drew 200,845 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., easily winning the first hour before nipping the opening half of Talent from 8 to 9 p.m.

The Peacock's longtime summertime smash then controlled the 9 p.m. hour with a night's best of 283,954 viewers. But Dance had Wednesday's biggest haul of advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, winning easily in both of its hours before Talent mopped up with a commanding win from 9 to 10 p.m.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers beat Detroit at home while also playing out of the shadow of the insanely gripping Dallas Mavericks-Miami Heat NBA Finals. The North Texas Nine pulled in a decent-sized 159,291 total viewers while remaining in first place.

In local news derby results NBC5 made a splash in both late night and early morning. The Peacock swept the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. competitions in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 won at 5 and 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demographic. The total viewer golds at those hours went to WFAA8 at 5 p.m. and CBS11 at 6 p.m.