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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., April 14-16) -- Bee Gees and The Ten Commandments get Easter eggs

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CBS’ two-hour tribute to The Bee Gees and ABC’s annual reprise of The Ten Commandments hopped to it in the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings.

On Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m., Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees led all TV attractions with 218,133 viewers. And The Ten Commandments ruled Saturday night’s prime-time numbers with an average of 109,067 viewers during the course of more than four-and-a-half-hours. NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which began opposite the big late night finish for Commandments, was the top overall draw, though. It pulled in 174,506 viewers.

Both the Bee Gees and Commandments slumped badly with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, some of whom likely have never heard of either.

The Bee Gees drooped to 41,692 viewers in this key demographic, edging NBC’s Little Big Shots for first place in the 7 p.m. hour but losing to the Peacock’s Chicago Justice from 8 to 9 p.m. Sunday’s biggest overall draw among 18-to-49-year-olds, Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast, had 51,314 viewers within the Big Four broadcast network universe. In the overall TV realm, cable’s TNT ranked as the 18-to-49 king with its Sunday night matchup between the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Commandments fell completely asunder with 18-to-49-year-olds, averaging just 9,621 of ‘em. That’s less than one-tenth of its total viewers audience, making the C.B. DeMille epic one of the older-skewing TV programs of modern times.

Moving on to Friday night, where CBS’ Blue Bloods topped the prime-time parade in total viewers with 225,404 while ABC’s Shark Tank led among 18-to-49-year-olds (48,107).

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also was tops at 6 a.m. in total viewers but TEGNA8 enjoyed a rare win with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 swept the 6 p.m. competitions and Fox4 did likewise at 5 p.m.

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