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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 8) -- Glee season finale goes toe-to-toe with first hour of potent NBA Finals

Tuesday night's season finale of Fox's Glee stood up to ABC's Game 3 of the NBA Finals -- and ended up sharing the ratings spoils.

Glee weighed in with 305,384 D-FW viewers in the 8 p.m. hour while the opening 60 minutes of the Lakers-Celtics matchup drew 339,315 viewers. But Glee edged hoops with advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, where the score was 166,342 to 163,080.

Limping in third at 8 p.m. was NBC's usually potent America's Got Talent, with 278,238 total viewers and 117,418 in the 18-to-49 age range.

The closely contested Game 3, eventually won by Los Angeles, stretched through the local 10 p.m. newscasts to 10:50 p.m. Overall it averaged 407,178 total viewers, up a bit from the 393,605 who watched Sunday night's Game 2.

In local news derby results, the downsized, three-way 10 p.m. competition found NBC5 and CBS11 sharing first place with 183,230 total viewers. But the Peacock won handily among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 added a 6 a.m. win in total viewers, with Fox4 tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 had the total viewers gold at 6 p.m., but WFAA8 ran first in the 25-to-54 demographic.

At 5 p.m., NBC5 won in total viewers and tied CBS11 for first with 25-to-54-year-olds.