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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Thurs., Dec. 5-7) -- CBS gets last laughs with comedy combo

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CBS continued to light up Thursday’s prime-time ratings with its longstanding The Big Bang Theory and the new Young Sheldon followup act.

Big Bang led all TV attractions with 455,814 D-FW viewers before its first-year spinoff won the 7:30 p.m. slot with 341,861. Big Bang also ranked as Thursday’s top draw among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds with 140,427 before Sheldon lost its half-hour to NBC’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints.

TNF overall averaged 320,495 total viewers on NBC and another 56,977 for the NFL Net simulcast.

In the Big Four broadcast network universe, CBS’ S.W.A.T. reboot took the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements.

Wednesday’s prime-time parade was paced by CBS’ Survivor in both total viewers (213,663) and 18-to-49-year-olds (68,653). And on Tuesday night, CBS’ NCIS rerun topped all TV attractions in total viewers with 235,029 while ABC’s The Middle took the 18-to-49 gold with 59,291.

OK, you’ve waited patiently for the local news derby results. Here they are:

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

Fox4 dominated at 6 a.m. with runaway twin wins while NBC5 swept the 5 p.m. competitions. The 6 p.m. firsts went to the Peacock in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 realm.

Wednesday -- Fox4 ran the table at both 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while adding a 6 p.m. win with 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 swept the 5 p.m. races and also ran first at 6 p.m. in total viewers.

Thursday -- In a downsized 10 p.m. competition, TEGNA8 and CBS11 shared first place in total viewers but CBS11 won outright among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 coasted to another pair of 6 a.m. wins while NBC5 again ruled in both ratings measurements at 5 p.m. The Peacock also was tops in total viewers at 6 p.m. while Fox4 won with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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