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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., June 16) -- loving Cup

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The U.S. Men’s soccer team’s dramatic 2-1 win over Ghana in their 2014 World Cup debut made a big ratings impression Monday, drawing a larger audience than anything in prime time.

Running from 5 to 6:56 p.m. on ESPN, the match averaged 213,039 D-FW viewers, with 123,755 of them in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Only CBS11’s pre-prime time Wheel of Fortune had more total viewers, drawing 284,052 between 6:30 and 7 p.m. But U.S.-Ghana easily ranked as Monday’s No. 1 draw among 18-to-49-year-olds. Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of 24: Live Another Day came in second with 87,931 viewers in this key demographic.

The Texas Rangers’ late night 14-8 win at Oakland averaged 92,317 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. The game drew 35,824 viewers in the 18-to-49 age range, making it no match at all for soccer’s 123,755.

Also of note: Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast solidly won that hour in both ratings measurements against network programming on ABC, CBS and NBC. The newscast’s 191,735 total viewers more than tripled the total for ABC’s bottom-rung new episode of Mistresses (56,810).

Here are Monday’s local news derby results in the major four-way competitions.

Fox4 nipped CBS11 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also swept the 6 a.m. competitions and ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds at both 5 and 6 p.m.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and NBC5 ran first in that measurement at 5 p.m.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: For those who can handle it, Fox Sports Southwest will have live coverage Wednesday of the San Antonio Spurs championship celebration. It begins at 6 p.m. with a River Walk parade before moving to the Alamodome for a 9 p.m. ceremony.

If that afternoon’s Texas Rangers-Oakland A’s game runs long, coverage of the Spurs parade will begin on Fox Sports Southwest Plus, spokesperson Ramon Alvarez said. It will then shift to FSS after the game is over.

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