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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Sept. 3) -- everybody's a prime-time winner, except ABC

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CBS, NBC and Fox4 took their turns in the prime-time winner’s circle Wednesday while ABC again went wanting among the Big Four broadcast networks.

CBS’ Big Brother led off with 191,735 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour while also cruising to the top spot among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (a night-leading 100,958).

NBC’s America’s Got Talent then won at 8 p.m. with respective hauls of 241,444 (the biggest total audience of the night) and 52,107 viewers.

Fox4’s local newscast took charge at 9 p.m., drawing 184,634 total viewers and 65,134 in the 18-to-49 demographic. CBS’ Extant, nearing its Season 1 conclusion, ran second in both measurements. Prospects for a Season 2 are iffy.

ABC lagged all night with a four-episode “marathon” of The Goldbergs followed by two Modern Family repeats.

The Texas Rangers, still winding down the season on Fox Sports Southwest, drew 92,317 total viewers for their latest loss.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby numbers.

Gannett8 bucked a lousy ABC lead-in to finish in a three-way tie for first place at 10 p.m. in the total viewer Nielsens. NBC5 and CBS11 also had a piece of that pie while Fox4 and NBC5 shared the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 notched another 6 a.m. sweep while also drawing the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m.

Fox4 and Gannett8 shared the lead in total viewers at 6 p.m. Gannett8 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m.

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