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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., May 29)

ABC's two-hour finale of Lost expectedly paced the advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-old ratings Thursday. But its overall Nielsens fell short of two competing crime drama reruns on CBS.

Lost drew a total of 168,056 D-FW homes opposite reprises of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (172,928 homes) and Without A Trace (211,897 homes). That's not exactly going out with a bang, at least not in this TV market.

ABC's island-spun web of intrigue picked up some slack by luring 138,750 viewers in the 18-to-49 demo. That handily beat both CSI (75,682) and Trace (116,676).

NBC's 90-minute chunk of Last Comic Standing thudded to fourth place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with 77,940 total homes and 50,454 viewers of the 18-to-49 persuasion.

In the local news derby, WFAA8 nipped CBS11 at 10 p.m. in total homes and won comfortably with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 took the 6 a.m. gold in total homes, but WFAA8 again had the edge in the 25-to-54 demo.

WFAA8 ran the table in both ratings measurements at 5 and 6 p.m.