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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., May 25-26) -- Warriors-Thunder are dynamite for TNT

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Game 5 of the jet-fueled Golden State Warriors-Oklahoma City Thunder Western Conference finals reigned as D-FW’s most-watched TV attraction Thursday.

The Warriors’ 120-111 win, which kept them from being eliminated, drew 283,296 viewers on TNT, with more than half of them -- 165,136 -- in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.

At the other end of the ratings teeter totter, NBC’s two-hour Red Nose Day charity special had just 63,742 total viewers and 22,230 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

On Wednesday night, Fox’s Season 2 premiere of Wayward Pines was a ratings twig with 70,824 total viewers in the 8 p.m. hour before Fox4’s local 9 p.m. newscast more than doubled that crowd (169,978 viewers). Pines likewise went timbe-r-r-r-r among 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing just 25,406 of ‘em before Fox4’s news upped that number to 60,338.

Here are the local news derby results for the last weekday of the May ratings “sweeps” and the first post-sweeps day.

Wednesday -- NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and the Peacock did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Thursday -- NBC5 and Fox4 again split the 10 p.m. spoils, with the Peacock drawing the most total viewers and Fox4 winning among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. while NBC5 rolled at 5 and 6 p.m. with a quartet of wins.

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