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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Mon., May 24-27) -- The Voice/Rangers pace Memorial night competition

NBC’s The Voice, with its final stages spilling beyond the “regular season,” rolled to another win on a Memorial night that also included the latest season premiere of ABC’s The Bachelorette.

Voice averaged 268,484 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., with Bachelorette luring 185,873 in the same two-hour slot. The margin was much narrower among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. Voice had the edge with 124,387 viewers in this key demographic while Bachelorette drew 114,818.

The Texas Rangers had Monday’s second biggest overall audience with their 5-4 road loss at Arizona. The game averaged 227,179 total viewers, with Yu Darvish striking out a season high 14 but also yielding a tying two-run homer in the eighth.

Texas also lost the day end of a rare scheduled doubleheader. That one had 206,526 viewers, with both games carried by Fox Sports Southwest. Monday night’s Spurs-Grizzlies Western Conference Finals drew 192,758 viewers on ESPN. San Antonio closed out Memphis with a sweep to qualify for the NBA Finals.

Sunday’s Rangers game, an elongated extra inning loss at Seattle, averaged 199,642 viewers on FSS. That again made it the day’s top sports draw, with TNT’s Game 3 of the Heat-Pacers Eastern Conference Finals taking the silver (172,105 viewers) ahead of ABC’s Indianapolis 500 (117,031). The final round of The Colonial PGA tournament on CBS puttered along with 75,726 viewers.

Also Sunday, HBO’s first showing of Beyond the Candelabra (starring Michael Douglas as Liberace), drew 38,552 viewers in clubbing AMC’s competing 9 p.m. episode of Mad Men (9,638 viewers). The 10 p.m. repeat of Mad Men fared a bit better with 15,145 viewers.

Saturday’s Rangers win at Seattle drew 165,221 viewers on FSS. That punched them below ESPN’s Game 3 of Spurs-Grizzlies, which averaged 199,642 viewers.

TXA21’s telecast of Friday night’s Rangers win over the Mariners drew 185,873 viewers to out-pace TNT’s Game 2 of Heat-Pacers (130,800 viewers).

In the weekday local news derby results, all four major combatants took holiday knees on Memorial Day, leaving just Friday to be officially counted.

Results were split at 10 p.m., with CBS11 winning in total viewers and WFAA8 tops with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 as usual ran the table at 6 a.m. and WFAA8 added a pair of 6 p.m. golds.

Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the most viewers at 5 p.m.; the 25-to-54 crown at that hour went to Fox4.

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