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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., July 1) -- Masterchef keeps cooking

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Wednesday’s biggest summertime battleground is the 7 p.m. matchup between Fox’s Masterchef and CBS’ Big Brother.

MC again bested BB in the latest D-FW Nielsen ratings, drawing 202,246 total viewers and 100,922 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. BB had 146,454 total viewers while lagging badly in the 18-to-49 realm (56,768).

Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of the new Bullseye then plunged to respective totals of 62,766 and 34,692 viewers before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast trampolined to a timeslot-winning 174,350 total viewers and 59,922 in the 18-to-49 range.

The Season 2 premiere of CBS’ Extant ran fourth at 9 p.m. in both total viewers (104,610) and 18-to-49-year-olds (a dismal 18,923).

Amid a big load of new and returning hot weather network series, Fox4’s 9 p.m. news remains the most reliable night-to-night ratings performer in D-FW. It continues to rebound from oft-feeble lead-ins from the Fox network while going against rafts of first-run programming on ABC, CBS and NBC. The market’s most-watched prime-time performers are the Fox4 9 p.m. news team of Steve Eagar, Heather Hays, Dan Henry and Mike Doocy. Halle Berry? The Extant star was a ratings flea Wednesday night.

Here are the four-way local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). The station also ran the table at 5 p.m. and had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added a 6 p.m. win among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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