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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Wed., Aug. 14-15) -- AGT & BB punch/counterpunch

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NBC’s America’s Got Talent went to the first live results show of its latest season Wednesday night, and it showed in direct competition with the usual 7 p.m. winner, CBS’ Big Brother.

AGT pulled in 348,983 D-FW viewers in crunching BB’s runner-up 220,785. But Big Brother fought back among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 106,100 in pounding America’s Got Talent down into second place with 71,738.

NBC then won the 8 to 9 p.m. hour in total viewers with the first half of World of Dance (142,442) before narrowly losing from 9 to 10 p.m. to Fox4’s local newscast (149,564). The hour-to-hour results were the same among 18-to-49-year-olds.

In Tuesday’s prime-time proceedings, AGT easily ranked as the night’s biggest scorer in both total viewers (341,861) and with 18-to-49ers (71,774).

Here are the local news derby results for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday -- Fox4 swept the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. races in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while NBC5 took the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds. At 5 p.m., Fox4 and the Peacock tied for the lead in total viewers, with Fox4 along in first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Wednesday -- NBC5 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., and Fox4 again won with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 remained impregnable at 6 a.m. with another sweep. NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while the Peacock had the 25-to-54 gold to itself.

CBS11 broke through for a 5 p.m. win with 25-to-54-year-olds, with NBC5 drawing the most total viewers.

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