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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 4) -- Peacock struts with wall-to-wall talent hunting

Its ratings drooped from a year ago, but NBC’s Season 8 launch of America’s Got Talent still had enough juice to punch out the competition Tuesday night.

A preceding live hour of The Voice gave the Peacock a clean sweep in both total D-FW viewers and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

Voice drew 247,831 viewers, with 95,682 of them in the 18-to-49 range. AGT, with new judges Heidi Klum and Melanie Brown joining Howard Stern and Howie Mandel, lured 227,179 viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. Its 18-to-49 haul added up to 92,493 viewers.

Another talent search, Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, had the night’s third-best performance among 18-to-49-year-olds, with 51,030 in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ 17-5 drubbing at Boston sent the Nielsen meter spinning downward. An average of 96,379 viewers witnessed the carnage, including 38,273 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Those are some of the lower numbers of this season.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby numbers:

CBS11 nipped WFAA8 at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers, but suffered a very rare loss among 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 instead took that gold.

The 6 p.m. spoils were split between WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 domain. WFAA8 ran the table at 5 p.m.

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