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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 3) -- newcomer Night Shift showing solid pulse for Peacock

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NBC’s second episode of the emergency room drama Night Shift showed impressive staying power Tuesday night.

Set in a fictional San Antonio hospital but filmed in Albuquerque, Night Shift notably improved on last week’s ratings performance, drawing 213,039 D-FW viewers to the premiere episode’s 142,026.

That gave Night Shift a 9 p.m. win after NBC’s two-hour edition of America’s Got Talent averaged 269,849 viewers. AGT was narrowly beaten in its first hour by CBS’ 7 p.m. repeat of NCIS.

NBC and AGT handily won from 7 to 9 p.m. among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds before Night Shift tied Fox4’s local newscast and CBS’ Person of Interest for first place at 9 p.m. in that key demographic.

Fox’s summertime tandem of Riot and I Wanna Marry Harry both ran last in total viewers among the Big 4 broadcast networks. Harry took the bronze in the 18-to-49 measurement, beating CBS’ rerun of NCIS: Los Angeles.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ 8-3 home loss to Baltimore averaged 106,520 total viewers. The ratings show that many fans tuned out in disgust or disinterest after the Orioles scored six runs in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie. The final minutes of the elongated game were seen by only 35,507 viewers.

In Tuesday’s local news derby results, NBC5, WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for first place at 10 p.m. in total viewers. But WFAA8 was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept both the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions. The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and WFAA8 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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