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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., June 25) -- Big Brother you're watching

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The 16th edition of CBS’ Big Brother made another pretty big/pretty people impression in the summer prime-time ratings Wednesday.

BB won its 7 to 8 p.m. slot in both total viewers (205,938) and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (97,701). Those were the largest audiences of the night in both ratings measurements, although the first hour of Fox’s competing So You Think You Can Dance was close behind with respective totals of 184,634 and 87,931.

The second half of Dance won the 8 p.m hour in total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds. Tumbling out of contention was NBC’s usually potent two-hour edition of America’s Got Talent. But there’s a reason for that. It was a rerun after a new episode aired on Sunday night instead to blunt the premiere of ABC’s heavily hyped Rising Star. Wednesday’s edition of AGT drew just 127,823 total viewers, with 32,567 in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic.

The poor performance of AGT didn’t help NBC’s 9 p.m. premiere of Taxi Brooklyn, but it fared fairly well anyway. In total viewers Taxi Brooklyn held AGT’s audience of 127,823 in running third behind Fox4’s local newscast (149,127) and ABC’s Motive (134,925). Brooklyn Taxi also took the bronze with 18-to-49-year-olds while Fox4’s news again topped the field.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ seventh straight loss averaged 106,520 total viewers. Less than a third of them -- 32,567 -- were in the 18-to-49 age range.

In Wednesday’s local news derby results, WFAA8 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. and tied Fox4 for first place among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and Fox4 with 18-to-49-year-olds.

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