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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Aug. 1) -- Bachelorette finale spurs ABC

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Dallasite JoJo Fletcher finally selected her made-for-TV mate Monday night on the latest season finale of ABC’s The Bachelorette.

It was enough to tie the show for the night’s top honors in total viewers with NBC’s competing American Ninja Warrior. But ABC won the night outright among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with Bachelorette and its 9 p.m. followup, a tabloid-slamming After the Final Rose. For the record, the dude with the final rose is Jordan Rodgers. Yeah, he’s Aaron Rodgers’ brother, but as a native Wisconsinite, I remain a loyal Green Bay Packer fan.

Bachelorette and Ninja Warrior both drew 184,142 total D-FW viewers in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot. After the Final Rose held almost all of that audience to win the 9 p.m. hour with 177,060 viewers.

Among 18-to-49-year-olds, Bachelorette ruled prime-time with 82,568 viewers before After the Final Rose took command at 9 p.m. with 79,393 viewers in this key audience demographic.

Here are Monday’s local news derby numbers.

NBC5 overcame TEGNA8’s rare lead-in advantage from ABC to win at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The Peacock also swept the 5 and 6 p.m. competitions while Fox4 as usual had twin wins at 6 a.m.

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