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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Wed., Oct. 28-30) -- a big splurge for Game 7 of World Series

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The Washington Nationals’ first World Series championship, at the expense of the favored Houston Astros, required another come-from-behind win in Wednesday’s Game 7 on Fox.

The 6-2 outcome, which ended at 10:50 p.m., dominated from start to finish, drawing an average of 707,366 D-FW viewers, with 263,543 in the advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-old age range. Wednesday’s runner-up attraction, NBC’s 7 p.m. episode of Chicago Med, had 258,461 total viewers while NBC’s Chicago Fire shared the 18-to-49 silver medal with ABC’s Modern Family (60,157 viewers each).

Tuesday night’s Game 6 of the Series, also won by the Nationals, likewise was a heavy hitter with 544,128 total viewers and 180,470 in the 18-to-49 realm. In the nothing-else-came-close division, NBC’s The Voice and CBS’ NCIS repeat tied for second in total viewers with 197,246 apiece while the Peacock’s This Is Us was the runner-up with 18-to-49ers (48,698).

But pro sports failed to set the pace with ESPN’s Monday Night Football, which had a fairly dreary matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins. Fox’s 7 p.m. hour of 9-1-1 led all programming in total viewers with 326,477 compared to an average of 285,667 for MNF. Football won among 18-to-49-year-olds, though, outscoring 9-1-1 by a score of 131,772 to 94,532.

Here are the Monday-Wednesday local news derby results.

Monday -- WFAA8 swept both the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. competitions in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The 6 p.m. wins went to WFAA8 in total viewers and NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds. At 5 p.m., Fox4 and the Peacock shared the lead in total viewers while Fox4 had the 25-to-54 first to itself.

Tuesday -- NBC5 won a downsized three-way 10 p.m. competition in both ratings measurements while WFAA8 twice nipped Fox4 on the road to twin wins at 6 a.m.

Fox4 swept the 5 p.m. competitions and added a 6 p.m. win with 25-to-54-year-olds. WFAA8 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

Wednesday -- On the eve of the four-week November “sweeps” and in another downsized three-way race, NBC5 ran first in total viewers at 10 p.m. and shared the 25-to-54-year-old lead with WFAA8.

Fox4 returned to the top spots at 6 a.m. with a decisive sweep and also ran the table at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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