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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Aug. 29) -- prime-time sweep for Fox/Fox4

Gordon Ramsay's kitchen tirades are hotter than ever. Just put him within cursing distance of a poor sap apprentice chef and the ratings will take care of themselves. Particularly during the summer season.

A 7 p.m. repeat of his Hell's Kitchen, followed by a new episode at 8 p.m., both won their time slots Monday while ABC's competing Bachelor Pad (complete with new cast announcements for Dancing with the Stars) languished in third place behind CBS' quartet of sitcom repeats.

The 8 p.m. serving of Hell's Kitchen had 270,102 D-FW viewers, making it the most-watched program of the day or night. The two hours of Kitchen also triumphed among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds before Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast likewise notched a doubleheader win.

NBC's two-hour America's Got Talent repeat ran a distant fourth in both ratings measurements, but Dateline NBC managed a second place finish in the 9 p.m. hour.

In local news derby results, WFAA8 overcame a dinky lead-in from ABC's Castle rerun to win at 10 p.m. in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming on most stations.

Fox4 ran the table at both 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. while adding a 6 p.m. win in the 25-to-54 demographic. CBS11 broke into the winner's circle with a 6 p.m. first in total viewers.


As posted previously, NBC5 will launch a half-hour local newscast at 11 a.m. weekdays, beginning on Sept. 5th. The station announced Tuesday that no permanent anchor will be attached. NBC5 instead is opting for a rotating cast of news readers, with Ashanti Blaize the first in line for Monday's debut.

***North Texans looking to land a contestant spot on CBS' The Price Is Right can take a shot during auditions on Thursday, Sept. 1st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The venue is Randall Reed's Prestige Ford, 3601 South Shiloh Road in Garland (75041). You can go here for further information.