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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., June 10) -- more big numbers for Celtics-Lakers

Game 4 of the NBA Finals again rocked the prime-time ratings, putting ABC in full control Thursday once the pre-game shows were out of the way.

Stretching to 10:44 p.m., the Boston Celtics' closely contested win over the Los Angeles Lakers averaged 380,033 D-FW viewers, peaking at 570,049 between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m.

The most-watched competing attraction, CBS' 9 p.m. rerun of The Mentalist, had 183,230 viewers.

Game 4 also scored big with advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 169,603 viewers in this age range. Fox's 8 p.m. hour of So You Think You Can Dance was runnerup in this key demographic with 78,278 viewers.

NBC trailed badly all night, with a 6:30 p.m. edition of the syndicated Extra luring more total viewers than any of the Peacock's prime-time fare.

In local news derby results, CBS11 swept a downsized three-way field with 10 p.m. wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. But its total audience was barely more than one-third that of ABC's competing hoops.

NBC5 again ruled the 6 a.m. roost in both audience measurements while Fox4 did likewise at 5 p.m.

The 6 p.m. spoils were split, with NBC5 winning in total viewers and Fox4 on top with 25-to-54-year-olds.