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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Aug. 18) -- Talent on top

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NBC’s two-hour live edition of America’s Got Talent ranked No. 1 among all prime-time programming Tuesday, with the show now down to its 12 finalists.

AGT drew 244,090 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. while also leading the pack among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with 88,306.

Although trailing AGT, the Texas Rangers’ 3-2 home loss to Seattle won the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements. Overall the game averaged 153,428 total viewers and 66,310 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

ABC again dragged bottom in prime-time with a pair of Fresh Off the Boat reruns and a two-hour dollop of Extreme Weight Loss. In the total viewers measurement, each of the three shows had 41,844 while also being mostly spurned by 18-to-49-year-olds (highs of 15,769 viewers for Weight Loss and the 7 p.m. repeat of Fresh Off the Boat).

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 held on to narrowly win at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

There also were sweeps at 6 a.m. (Fox4), 5 p.m. (NBC5) and 6 p.m. (TEGNA8).

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