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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Jan. 21) -- high times for all four major broadcast nets

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ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC all claimed at least one ratings trophy Monday on the most hotly contested night of the week. Let’s play the numbers game.

NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions took the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in total D-FW viewers with 260,084. But the second episode of Fox’s 8 p.m. The Passage stayed strong with a solid second place showing (217,908 total viewers).

CBS’ Bull then moved to the top spot at 9 p.m. with 231,967 total viewers. The network’s 7 p.m. second season premiere of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, featuring “house guest” Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci, drew 133,557 viewers to run last in its time slot among the Big Four broadcast networks.

Among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, the first hour of ABC’s The Bachelor won from 7 to 8 p.m. with 69,442 viewers while BB moved up to second place (60,384). From 8 to 9 p.m., The Bachelor and Fox’s The Passage tied for first with 72,461 viewers apiece.

The 9 p.m. win with 18-to-49ers went to ABC’s The Good Doctor (54,346 viewers), with Fox4’s competing local news a close second (48,307).

CBS’ Magnum, P.I. reboot continued to make a case for its cancelation with a distant fourth-place finish at 8 p.m. in the 18-to-49 age range (21,134 viewers). NBC’s 9 p.m. return of Manifest also slumped badly in this key demographic, luring just 18,115 viewers in this key demographic.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 took a Martin Luther King holiday exemption at 10 p.m., depriving itself of what would have been a win in total viewers. The three competing local news stations played for keeps, with Fox4 running first in both total viewers and 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 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. golds went to the Peacock in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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