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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Aug. 25) -- Emmys in a walk

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The first prime-time Emmys on a Monday since 1976 had more than enough punch to dominate from start to stop.

Hosted by Seth Meyers and running precisely on time from 7 to 10 p.m., the NBC telecast averaged 440,281 D-FW viewers with a peak crowd of 482,888 between 8 and 8:15 p.m.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Emmy averaged 198,659 viewers, hitting a high of 221,456 between 7:45 and 8 p.m.

Emmy’s closest challenger in total viewers was CBS’ 9 p.m. episode of Under the Dome (198,836). Dome also ran second for the night with 18-to-49-year-olds (71,647).

NOTE TO READERS: I have a cnn.com commentary on the Emmys -- and you can find it right here.

Over on TNT, a new 8 p.m. episode of Dallas drew 120,722 total viewers and 35,824 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Here are Monday’s local news derby numbers.

NBC5 capitalized on its big Emmy lead-in advantage to cruise at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again topped the 6 a.m. competitions while all four waker-uppers breathlessly recounted the first day back at school for most of the viewing area’s kids.

NBC5 swept the 6 p.m. competitions; at 5 p.m., Fox4 had the most total viewers while tying WFAA8 for the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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