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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Dec. 23) -- colorized Lucy tops the field

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No show drew more D-FW viewers Wednesday than CBS’ colorized two-pack of I Love Lucy episodes. Not even Wheel of Fortune.

The 7 p.m. Christmas-themed opener had 191,225 viewers before the classic Vitametavegamin closer upped that total to 212,472. Let it be said that the color jumped off the screen, making both episodes come alive anew.

Lucy also led all prime-time programming among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

On Fox Sports Southwest, Dirk Nowitzki surpassed Shaquille O’Neal for the No. 6 spot on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. But he did so in the early stages of the game, opposite Lucy. Only 21,247 total viewers witnessed it live. That audience ballooned to 77,906 by the time the Dallas Mavericks finally prevailed over the Brooklyn Nets in overtime.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby numbers.

CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 continued its long winning streak at 6 a.m. with two more firsts while NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m.

The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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