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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 3-4) -- scoreboarding with the Rangers

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The Texas Rangers weren’t quite the biggest show in town for their final two road games in Baltimore. But they hit the D-FW ratings hard enough to make Fox Sports Southwest for the most part feel like a winner.

Thursday night’s 5-3 win over the Orioles averaged 212,472 viewers and 66,690 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

In total viewers, the game trailed only CBS’ 7 p.m. repeat of The Big Bang Theory (219,554). The Rangers also ran second with 18-to-49-year-olds, behind only CBS’ 8 p.m. hour of Big Brother (73,041).

Wednesday’s prime-time festivities were topped in total viewers by Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast (219,554) while NBC’s 7 p.m. edition of America’s Got Talent ran just behind with 212,472 viewers. The Rangers’ 3-2 loss to Baltimore came in third overall with 162,895 viewers.

Among 18-to-49-year-olds, the Rangers fell to sixth place behind Fox’s double dose of Masterchef, Fox4’s news, AGT and Big Brother.

ABC’s two-hour Country Music Association Festival had a pedestrian 120,401 total viewers to rank well behind Rangers-Orioles (162,895). The Rangers also outdrew the CMA special among 18-to-49-year-olds by a score of 53,987 viewers to 38,108.

Here are the Wednesday and Thursday local news derby results.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 prevailed among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again controlled the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 won by wide margins at 5 and 6 p.m. in both ratings measurements.

Thursday -- It was the same story as Wednesday at both 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m. while Fox4 broke through to win both competitions in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic.

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