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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., July 22-24) -- daytime Rangers outscore all prime-time programming

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Still hanging on in first place against the rampaging Houston Astros, the Texas Rangers’ nail-biting 2-1 win at Kansas City Sunday drew a bigger overall audience than anything else anywhere.

The late afternoon end to a prolonged batch of road games averaged 177,060 viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. And its haul of advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds tied CBS’ 7 p.m. episode of Big Brother for the top spot in that demographic with 73,041 viewers.

ABC’s 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday lineup of retro game show re-boots ran first from 7 to 9 p.m. in total viewers with Celebrity Family Feud (141,648) and The $100,000 Pyramid (134,566). Match Game (106,236) then fell to a second place tie at 9 p.m. among the Big Four broadcast networks. Fox4’s local newscast won the hour (134,566 viewers) while the second half of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior equaled Match Game’s audience.

In the 18-to-49 age range, the 7 to 10 p.m. winners were Big Brother and the full two hours of Ninja.

Saturday night’s Rangers game, a 7-4 win, was exiled to Fox Sports 1 and paid a stiff ratings price with just 35,412 total viewers. On Friday night, the Rangers’ loss to the Royals on FSS averaged 113,318 viewers.

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at both 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. firsts went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 realm.

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