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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Aug. 24) -- more Brother-ly love

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CBS’ Big Brother made the competition cry uncle Thursday by easily pacing the prime-time Nielsens.

Airing in the 8 p.m. hour, BB drew 218,133 D-FW viewers and 99,429 in the sainted 18-to-49-year-old age range, which most advertisers covet.

CBS also won from 7 to 8 p.m. in both ratings measurements with repeats of The Big Bang Theory and Kevin Can Wait. Fox4’s local newscast then stormed into view at 9 p.m., with its Hurricane Harvey-centric coverage handily winning the hour with 152,693 total viewers and 44,899 in the 18-to-49 realm. That doubled the audience for any competing program on the Big Four broadcast networks.

Another Thursday night BB, ABC’s Boy Band, again bombed as the network’s lead-off hitter with a pair of fourth place finishes. But it was a Goliath compared to CW33’s 9 p.m. hour of NewsFix, which explored new vistas in teeny tiny with 727 total viewers and 641 in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Here are Thursday’s four-way local news derby results.

TEGNA8 led at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 likewise swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 flexed with twin wins at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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