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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Jan. 10-12) -- NFL/Golden Globes are ruling class

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The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards rolled over everything else in sight Sunday night after a weekend of high-flying NFL post-season games.

Starting at 7 p.m. and getting off right on time at 10 p.m., the Globes averaged 497,091 D-FW viewers in more than doubling the audience for any competing program from 8 to 10 p.m. But CBS’ 7 p.m. episode of 60 Minutes, feeding off a big lead-in from the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game, came fairly close to the Globes with 418,977 viewers. It sank in each 15-minute increment, though.

The Globes also drew 237,739 viewers in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49 demographic. 60 Minutes also made the best competing showing in this age range, with 143,295 viewers. ABC’s new 9 p.m. episode of Betrayal sank to an astonishing low among 18-to-49-year-olds, with a sub-puny 1,302 of ‘em.

PBS’ Sunday night hour of Downton Abbey, from 8 to 9 p.m., averaged a respectable 142,026 total viewers, with 39,080 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Ratings for the Sunday premiere of HBO’s acclaimed True Detective were not immediately available.

In order of popularity, here are D-FW’s total viewer Nielsens for the weekend’s quartet of NFL post-season games:

***Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers (3:40 to 6:53 p.m. Sunday on CBS) -- 887,663
***San Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers (12:06 to 3:04 p.m. Sunday on Fox) -- 738,535
***Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints (3:36 to 6:43 p.m. Saturday on Fox) -- 688,826
***New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts (7:15 to 10:27 p.m. Saturday on CBS) -- 674,624

On Friday night, Fox’s premiere of the new sitcom Enlisted barely got arrested. Airing from 8:30 to 9 p.m., it drew just 63,912 total viewers with 19,540 in the 18-to-49 age range. That put it in fourth place among the Big Four broadcast networks, although in each case Enlisted had more viewers than Fox’s preceding Raising Hope.

Here are Friday’s local news derby results:

WFAA8 ran first at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions by narrow margins over NBC5 while CBS11 squeaked by in total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m. (sequentially ahead of NBC5 and WFAA8).

WFAA8 prevailed among 25-to-54-year-olds at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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