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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Mon., Sept. 4-7) -- Ohio State-Virginia Tech lead college football parade

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Two outsiders played in the holiday’s weekend’s most-watched college football game while Texas schools were also-rans in the D-FW Nielsen ratings.

Labor Day night’s Ohio State-Virginia Tech matchup on ESPN, with the No. 1-rated Buckeyes roaring back in the 2nd half, averaged 244,090 viewers. It ended precisely at 10:30 p.m.

Here are the numbers for the three major Texas-centric games.

Texas and Notre Dame (Saturday night on NBC) -- 209,220 viewers
Texas A&M and Arizona State (Saturday night on ESPN) -- 174,350 viewers
Baylor and SMU (Friday night on ESPN) -- 167,376 viewers

The Wisconsin-Alabama face-off, in which your friendly content provider’s alma mater got buried by Bama, drew an average of 125,532 viewers Saturday night on ABC.

The post-season contending Texas Rangers hit game highs on Saturday and Labor Day, averaging 97,636 viewers for each of them.

Here are Friday’s local news derby numbers, with all four stations taking holiday exemptions on Labor Day.

TEGNA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions with wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

NBC5 did likewise at 6 a.m., in both cases nipping runner-up and usual kingpin Fox4.

The Peacock also rolled at 5 p.m. with twin wins and added a 6 p.m. first with 25-to-54-year-olds. TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

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