Dancing calls tune while Rangers take lot of you out to their ballgame | None | Uncle Barky's Bytes

powered by FreeFind

Apple iTunes


Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., April 18) -- Dancing calls tune while Rangers take lot of you out to their ballgame

ABC's Dancing with the Stars again paced the prime-time parade, drawing 408,616 D-FW viewers from 7 to 8:30 p.m. before the network fell a bit flat with the return of Cougar Town and Barbara Walters' royal wedding special in place of Castle.

Cougar Town, which will move back to Wednesdays after a special post-Dancing episode, swooned to 145,440 viewers and a third-place finish at 8:30 p.m. behind a new episode of CBS' Mike & Molly (214,697 viewers) and the second half of Fox's The Chicago Code (173,143 viewers).

The 9 to 10 p.m. portion of the Texas Rangers' 7-1 home win against the Angels won with 249,325 viewers, nipping CBS first-run Hawaii Five-0 (242,400 viewers) while Babs and Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast tie for third with 186,994 viewers. Rangers-Angels, Dancing and Mike & Molly also won their respective time slots with advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds.

The 8 p.m. return of new Gossip Girl episodes on The CW drew a decent-sized 39,487 viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic, tying NBC's The Event for fourth place at that hour. But CW33's 9 p.m. newscast then collapsed to 6,581 viewers in its target demographic compared to an 85,556 haul of 18-to-49-year-olds by Fox4's competing local news hour.

In Monday's four-way local newscast face-offs, WFAA8 and its heavily touted one-on-one interview with President Obama won at 10 p.m. in total viewers with a nice-sized 242,400. But CBS11 vaulted from second to first place among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for newscasts on most stations.

Fox4 otherwise had a big day, tying NBC5 for first place in total viewers at 6 a.m. and winning outright with 25-to-54-year-olds. Fox4 also took the 5 and 6 p.m. golds in the 25-to-54 age range and tied WFAA8 for first place at 5 p.m. in total viewers.

WFAA8 had the day's other news win -- at 6 p.m. in total viewers.