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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., June 24-26) -- Games' on for both ABC, Fox Sports Southwest

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ABC’s Sunday night lineup of fun ’n’ games rang the ratings bell while the Texas Rangers dominated the Friday and Saturday prime-time Nielsen numbers.

The Season 2 premiere of Celebrity Family Feud won the 7 to 8 p.m. hour with 198,397 D-FW viewers before the reboot debuts of The 100,000 Pyramid (169,978 viewers) and The Match Game (also 169,978) likewise controlled the 8 to 10 p.m. slot.

Feud stumbled a bit with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, running second to CBS’ competing Big Brother by a score of 69,865 to 53,987 viewers. But both Pyramid and Match Game (57,163 viewers apiece) both easily won in this key demographic from 8 to 10 p.m. in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks.

Earlier Sunday, the Rangers’ day game win over the visiting Boston Red Sox averaged 226,637 total viewers and 92,095 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Rangers-Red Sox also beat all competing prime-time programming on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday’s game, in which the first-place Rangers blew a 6-0 lead to lost 8-7, had 191,225 total viewers and 82,568 in the 18-to-49 realm. Saturday night’s win over Boston, with a late 8:20 p.m. start to contractually accommodate the Fox network’s nationally televised game of the week, had respective totals of 177,060 and 69,865 viewers.

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

Two stations split all the spoils.

Fox4 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) and also swept the 6 a.m. competitions.

NBC5 had twin wins at 5 and 6 p.m.

D-FW NEWS NOTE -- Melissa Harrison, who had been freelancing for Fort Worth-based NBC5 since late last year, has been hired by KRLD radio (1080 AM) to join the station’s weekday morning drive team.

Starting July 1st, she’ll team with incumbents Scott Sams and Mike Rogers. Harrison is a Baylor University graduate who also has a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University. From 2000 to 2004, she worked as a reporter for Dallas-based TEGNA8.

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