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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 16) -- Masked Singer again dominates while two new dramas fall, can't get up

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Fox’s The Masked Singer cruised to another big night Wednesday, with Paul Shaffer uncovered as “The Skeleton.”

Your friendly content provider, in a rare display of Twitter prescience, predicted it would be Shaffer after seeing The Skeleton perform on the show’s second season premiere last month. So hey, gives me props, even if I haven’t watched since.

Anyway, Masked Singer easily led all prime-time attractions with 319,675 D-FW viewers and 137,501 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. The audience then plummeted for Fox’s followup act, Almost Family. The first-year series had 81,619 total viewers and 42,969 in the 18-to-49 realm.

ABC’s 9 p.m. entry, the new Stumptown, likewise continued to struggle with 95,222 total viewers and 20,052 in the 18-to-49 age range. That put it last in its time period among the Big Four broadcast networks. NBC’s Chicago Med and Chicago P.D. won from 8 to 10 p.m. in both ratings measurements.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

WFAA8 ran first in total viewers at 10 p.m. while tying NBC5 for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

In the ever-changing 6 a.m. competitions, Fox4 won in total viewers but fell to third among 25-to-54-year-olds behind frontrunner WFAA8 and runner-up NBC5.

The Peacock drew the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m. while Fox4 took the 25-to-54 golds at both hours.

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