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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., May 30) -- dominating day for Fox/Fox4

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Fox’s prime-time network attractions and Fox4’s local newscasts sailed through Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsens on the eve of ABC’s ratings takeover with the first game of the NBA Finals.

A double helping of Masterchef set the pace in total viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. before Fox4’s local news won the 9 p.m. hour. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, the 8 p.m. episode of Masterchef and Fox4’s news took the top spots while the 7 p.m. hour of Masterchef shared first place with NBC’s competing first portion of American Ninja Warrior.

NBC’s premiere of the sci-fi drama series Reverie came in third at 9 p.m. with 99,709 total viewers and 21,844 in the 18-to-49-year-old realm. The leader at that hour, Fox4’s news, had respective totals of 220,785 and 62,412 viewers.

FX’s series final of The Americans received a lot of publicity and critical acclaim. But in D-FW, hardly anyone watched it Wednesday night. The Americans lured just 28,488 total viewers and 12,482 in the 18-to-49-year-old sweet spot. Back-to-back late night repeats registered “hashmarks” (no measurable audience) in both ratings barometers.

In the four-way local news derby results, Fox4 took the 10 p.m., 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions in total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also ran first among 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m., but had to share the total viewers gold with TEGNA8.

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