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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., May 3) -- more boom times for Big Bang

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Prime-time’s most popular comedy (get back, Roseanne) again led Thursday’s pack.

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory topped all TV attractions in both total viewers (370,349) and with advertiser-courted 18-to-49-year-olds (109,221). The network’s Young Sheldon, Mom and Life In Pieces also won their time slots in total viewers before Fox4’s local newscast took the 9 p.m. hour.

Sequentially running first from 7:30 to 10 p.m. with 18-to-49-year-olds were the second half of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Mom, Life In Pieces and Fox4’s news.

Over on ESPN, the early-starting Cleveland Cavaliers-Toronto Raptors playoff game averaged 56,977 total viewers and 34,327 in the 18-to-49-year-old age range. A 5 p.m. tipoff didn’t help. The Texas Rangers’ relatively rare victory, over the Boston Red Sox on Fox Sports Southwest, outdid the Cavs-Raptors with a full-game average of 92,587 total viewers. But just 15,603 of them were in the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results for the sixth weekday of the May “sweeps” ratings period.

Fox4 and NBC5 split all the spoils. Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added 6 and 10 p.m. wins with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

NBC5 had twin wins at 5 p.m. while running first in total viewers at 6 and 10 p.m.

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