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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Jan. 29-31) -- Grease: Live! turbo-charges Fox

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Expect more live musicals on Fox. The network’s copycatting of NBC’s success paid big dividends Sunday, with the three-hour Grease: Live! dominating prime-time and comfortably beating ESPN’s competing Pro Bowl.

Grease: Live! averaged 347,038 D-FW viewers in the 6 to 9 p.m. slot, with nearly half -- 171,488 -- within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.

The Pro Bowl drew 226,637 total viewers and 101,622 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast then cleaned up, winning the hour in total viewers (254,966) and 18-to-49-year-olds (95,271). The station’s Saturday 9 p.m. edition also scored, ranking No. 1 among all prime-time programs in total viewers with 113,318.

Friday’s prime-time parade was led by ABC’s 8 p.m. hour of Shark Tank in both total viewers (177,060) and 18-to-49-year-olds (73,041). But the usual top dog in total viewers, CBS’ Blue Bloods, was in reruns.

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

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

CBS11 took the top spot in total viewers at 6 p.m. Fox4 and NBC5 tied for first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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