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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., June 26-27) -- NBC takes charge

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NBC swept Monday’s and Tuesday’s prime-time ratings in the key advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic -- all with “reality-competition” shows.

Tuesday’s two-hour edition of America’s Got Talent drew 57,728 D-FW viewers in the 18-to-49 realm to knock off ABC’s competing The Bachelorette (38,485). The Peacock’s World of Dance increased that haul to 70,556 viewers, with Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast placing second with 41,692.

AGT also won its time slot in total viewers, but World of Dance was runner-up to CBS’ 9 p.m. repeat of NCIS: New Orleans.

ABC’s back-to-back final two episodes of Downward Dog, which is being canceled, went out with a whimper from 9 to 10 p.m. with fourth place finishes in both total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds. But the critically praised comedy is hoping to find a new home.

On Monday night, the Peacock’s American Ninja Warrior led all programming from 7 to 9 p.m. among 18-to-49-year-olds ( 57,728) before the network’s Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge won from 9 to 10 p.m. with 44,899.

Despite blowing a 9-2 lead and losing 15-9 to the Cleveland Indians, Monday night’s Texas Rangers game on Fox Sports Southwest averaged the most total viewers with 159,964.

Here are the Monday-Tuesday local news derby results.

Monday -- TEGNA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) while Fox4 did likewise at 6 a.m.

TEGNA8 also drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and tied Fox4 for the top spot at 5 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m.

Tuesday -- CBS11 ranked first in total viewers at 10 p.m. while TEGNA8 overcame the night’s worst lead-in from Downward Dog to win with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m.

At 6 p.m., TEGNA8 nipped NBC5 for the most total viewers, but Fox4 comfortably won among 25-to-54-year-olds. The Peacock and TEGNA8 shared the 5 p.m. spoils in total viewers, with TEGNA8 alone in first with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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