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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Aug. 31-Sept. 1) -- NBC swings big clubs with Talent, Ninja

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The down-the-stretch runs of NBC’s summer “reality competition” kingpins put the Peacock in charge from 7 to 9 p.m. on both Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday’s two-hour America’s Got Talent romped through its time slot with 230,142 D-FW viewers and 72,537 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Monday’s American Ninja Warrior also controlled those hours with 209,220 total viewers and 119,844 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. So even though it drew fewer viewers than AGT, NBC’s obstacle course testing ground is the more valuable property because of its much higher percentage of 18-to-49-year-olds.

Tuesday’s 9 p.m. hour was won by CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans in total viewers. But Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast had the most 18-to-49-year-olds.

On Monday night, the frisky Fox4 news won at 9 p.m. in both ratings measurements.

The Texas Rangers’ late nighters at San Diego both averaged 97,636 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. Being in the American League West means playing a significant number of road games that stretch to midnight or beyond. And that clouds the overall ratings picture, even when the Rangers are very much in post-season contention during the final month of the season.

Here are the Monday and Tuesday local news derby results.

Monday -- CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also again swept the 6 a.m. competitions and likewise ran the table at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Tuesday -- TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. but both were beaten by Fox4 in the 25-to-54 realm.

Fox4 notched another pair of 6 p.m. wins while TEGNA8 ran the table at 6 p.m. NBC5 broke through with the most total viewers at 5 p.m. while TEGNA8 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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