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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 30 -- soccer scores big, Zoo is so-so

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The U.S. women’s team’s 2-0 soccer win over vaunted Germany rolled up a far bigger score ratings-wise Tuesday.

Airing from 6 to 7:54 p.m. on Fox, the semi-final World Cup match averaged 285,934 D-FW viewers with a peak crowd of 411,466 for the final minutes plus six minutes of post-game coverage in the 7:45 to 8 p.m. segment.

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, soccer drew 132,460 viewers with a high of 189,228 for the 7:45 to 8 p.m. portion.

Fox’s following premiere of Beat the Champions, in which Rob Gronkowski, Missy Franklin and Scottie Pippen took on commoners, sunk to 97,636 total viewers and 47,307 in the 18-to-49 demographic before mercifully ending at 9:11 p.m.

CBS’ 8 p.m. premiere of Zoo had a respectable crowd of 181,324 total viewers to run second in its time slot behind NBC’s 8 to 9 p.m. portion of America’s Got Talent (237,116 viewers). The 8 to 9 p.m. slice of the Texas Rangers’ road win at Baltimore bulked up its audience after soccer ended and finished barely behind Zoo with 174,350 viewers on Fox Sports Southwest.

In the 18-to-49 realm, Zoo ran behind both AGT and the Rangers while nipping Beat the Champions.

The night’s biggest overall loser by far, ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, drew a starvation 48,818 total viewers from 8 to 10 p.m.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

Gannett8 overcame a substantial lead-in disadvantage from ABC to win at 10 p.m. in total viewers. Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 and NBC5 tied for first in total viewers at 6 a.m., with Fox4 alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds. The Peacock then romped to sweeps of the 5 and 6 p.m. competitions; Fox4’s news got benched in deference to soccer and pre-game network coverage.

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