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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 29) -- 18-to-49-year-olds flock to Fox

Fox and Fox4 scored big Tuesday night with the audience that makes pocketbooks jingle jangle jingle.

From 7 to 9 p.m., the Fox network's double helping of Hell's Kitchen won decisively among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds. Then Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast controlled that hour in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Fox4 also won in total D-FW viewers at 9 p.m. while Hell's Kitchen fell off the front burner in the first two hours of prime-time. CBS' NCIS repeat won at 7 p.m., with Kitchen and ABC's Wipeout tying for second. At 8 p.m., NBC's new hour of America's Got Talent topped the field, with CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles reprise in second and Kitchen falling to third.

The second episode of ABC's new and ludicrous Downfall competition ran fourth at 8 p.m. in total viewers but got the bronze ahead of NCIS: Los Angeles in the 18-to-49 measurement.

TXA21's 7 to 9 p.m. local newscast continued to do next to no business in all ratings measurements. In the 7 p.m. hour, its total viewer count was a sub-miniscule 4,750.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the first-place Texas Rangers' 6-5 road loss to the arch rival Angels had a respectable 135,726 total viewers. On CNN, Larry King's announcement that he'll be leaving Larry King Live sometime in the fall drew 13,573 viewers to tie MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show for second in the 8 p.m. hour among the three cable news networks. Fox News Channel's Hannity won with 47,504 viewers.

In local news derby results, WFAA8 edged CBS11 for first place at 10 p.m. in total viewers. NBC5 won comfortably, however, among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main target audience for news programming on most stations.

The Peacock also picked up another pair of wins at 6 a.m. while likewise sweeping the 5 p.m. competition. The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.