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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Aug. 8) -- Fox4's 9 p.m. news, CBS' Big Brother are top scorers

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Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast ranked as Wednesday’s overall top prime-time performer while CBS’ Big Brother as usual took the 18-to-49-year-old cake.

Drawing close to double the crowd for the competing final hour of ABC’s CMA Fest, the news roped in 199,419 total D-FW viewers. CBS’ 7 p.m. hour of Big Brother led all TV attractions among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49ers (81,136) while Fox4’s newscast came in second for the night with 56,171.

Prime-time’s biggest overall loser, NBC’s 9 p.m. episode of the new Reverie, dozed with just 42,733 total viewers.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 led with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 extended its multi-month unbeaten streak with two more 6 a.m. wins, and also led at 5 and 6 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 drew the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m.

Of note: CBS11 has been perking up a bit lately in the 6 a.m. race among 25-to-54-year-olds. On Wednesday, the station ran a solid second in this key demographic, with TEGNA8 third and a still slumping NBC5 placing last. CBS11 also took the 6 a.m. runner-up spot on Tuesday in the 25-to-54 measurement. It’s only the summer, and early morning viewing levels are lower than during the school year. But at least CBS11 is showing a pulse.

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