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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., June 6-7) -- Rangers lighting up Fox Sports Southwest

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The first-place Texas Rangers are rolling and Fox Sports Southwest also is running up the score.

Monday and Tuesday nights’ home wins over the arch rival Houston Astros sent FSS to the top of the prime-time charts.

The Monday game was especially dominant, averaging 269,131 D-FW viewers and 101,622 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. That comfortably beat all Monday programming, including ABC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Bachelorette, starring Dallasite JoJo Fletcher. It had 191,225 total viewers and 88,920 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Tuesday night’s Rangers win tied NBC’s two-hour America’s Got Talent for the most total viewers with 226,637. But the North Texas 9 had a far higher peak audience, ballooning to 361,202 viewers for the closing 9:45 to 10 p.m. segment. The Rangers beat all programming in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic, averaging 85,744 viewers with a peak of 149,258 for the game’s final 15 minutes.

In contrast, Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of the dating show Coupled was Tuesday’s prime-time loss leader with just 42,494 total viewers and 19,054 (tying CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans repeat) in the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are the local news derby results.

Monday -- TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions before NBC5 came up big by running the ratings table at both 5 and 6 p.m.

Tuesday -- TEGNA8 again ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers and added a win with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. and likewise swept the 5 p.m. races. NBC5 won both of the 6 p.m. golds.

Local news note: CBS11’s 6 and 10 p.m. weeknight co-anchor, Kaley O’Kelley, will be a guest host on the Thursday, July 14th edition of CBS’ The Talk, which airs at 1 p.m. in D-FW. The show is featuring local CBS anchors during that entire week.

O’Kelley’s predecessor, Karen Borta, now co-anchoring CBS11’s early morning newscasts, guest-hosted on The Talk in June, 2011.

CBS also is sponsoring a contest in which local market viewers can win a trip to see The Talk during the week of July 12-16. For more information, go here.

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