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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 2) -- half-and-half debut for Fox's Almost Family

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Wednesday night’s only new series launch both flunked and more or less passed its first ratings test.

Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of Almost Family ran an overall fourth during that hour in total D-FW viewers after losing more than half the audience from The Masked Singer. But with advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, Almost Family outdrew all competing programming except ABC’s Modern Family, which narrowly won the 8 to 8:30 p.m. slot.

Masked Singer hit Wednesday’s prime-time highs in both total viewers (251,659) and with 18-to-49ers (100,261). Almost Family then fell to 102,024 total viewers and 48,698 in the 18-to-49 realm. The 8 p.m. winner in total viewers, NBC’s Chicago Fire, had 170,040.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast trampolined back up to 163,238 total viewers and 77,344 in the 18-to-49 realm, winning its timeslot in both measurements. ABC’s competing second episode of the new Stumptown nabbed a second-place finish in the 18-to-49 demographic (28,646 viewers), but ran fourth in total viewers with 102,024.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

Two stations claimed all the spoils.

WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 finished first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and also won at 5 and 6 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. WFAA8 drew the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m.

Also of note: the 6 a.m. ratings are pogo-sticking again, with NBC5 moving ahead of WFAA8 for the past two days. On Monday, the reverse was true, with WFAA8 taking the runner-up spot and the Peacock running third in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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