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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Jan. 23) -- Celebrity Apprentice risks hearing "You will not be back"

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President Trump’s obsession with crowd sizes can turn back to NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice if he chooses. And this time he won’t be stretching the truth -- at least in D-FW.

The Arnold Schwarzenegger version continued to struggle Monday opposite ABC’s The Bachelor, which comfortably won the 7 to 9 p.m. slot with 196,320 viewers while the two-hour Apprentice drew 130,880. Schwarzenegger and his band of B- and C-listers also were outdrawn by CBS’ 7 to 8:30 p.m. sitcom bloc of Kevin Can Wait, Man With a Plan and 2 Broke Girls but did beat an 8:30 p.m. repeat of The Big Bang Theory.

Celebrity Apprentice also had a bigger crowd than Fox’s Gotham while nipping the network’s 8 p.m. attraction, Lucifer.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Celebrity Apprentice beat only two competing shows on the Big Four broadcast networks -- the Big Bang rerun and Gotham.

At 9 p.m., CBS’ Scorpion had the most total viewers (189,049) while Fox4’s local newscast and NBC’s Timeless tied for the top spot with 18-to-49-year-olds (44,899). The Bachelor led all programming in the 18-to-49 demographic with 83,385 viewers.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The other major battlegrounds also were sweeps. Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. and NBC5 ran the table at both 5 and 6 p.m.

LOCAL TV NEWS NOTE: -- Fox4 Good Day co-anchor Lauren Przybyl, whose problematic pregnancy and subsequent arm fractures were noted earlier in these spaces, says on her Facebook page that she hopes to be back on the air by Feb. 6th if “all goes as planned” with her physical therapy.

“This has been quite a journey,” she writes. “But I’ve tried to look at the bright side of it. I feel more blessed than ever to have sweet friends, a loving family and viewers who put a smile on my face daily with their words of support.”

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