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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., July 6) -- Talent & Kitchen cook

Two-hour doses of NBC's America's Got Talent and Fox's Hell's Kitchen respectively ruled prime-time Tuesday in total viewers and advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds.

Talent won from 8 to 10 p.m. with 223,948 total D-FW viewers, but Kitchen had the night's biggest portions of 18-to-49-year-olds. The 7 p.m. hour beat all competing programs with 130,464 viewers in this age range while a second helping at 8 p.m. had 123,941 viewers in the 18-to-49 demographic to knock Talent into second place.

A rerun of CBS' NCIS had the most total viewers at 7 p.m. It fell to fourth place, though, with 18-to-49-year-olds.

The new ABC game show Downfall drew just 67,863 viewers at 8 p.m., making it the least-watched prime-time attraction on the Big Four broadcast networks. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, CBS' repeat of The Good Wife sank lowest with 22,831 viewers.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the first-place Texas Rangers' rout of the Cleveland Indians drew a very nice-sized 183,230 total viewers to finish second overall from 8 to 10 p.m. Close to half of those viewers -- 84,802 -- were in the 18-to-49 age range.

The local news derby also resumed after a holiday lull. WFAA8 won in total viewers at 10 p.m., but was beaten soundly by NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming on most stations.

Fox4 returned to the 6 a.m. winner's circle at least briefly by comfortably outdrawing arch rival NBC5 in both ratings measurements. The 7 to 9 a.m. portion of Fox4's Good Day also ran the table against the three network morning shows.

WFAA8 and CBS11 shared the gold at 6 p.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 ran first with 18-to-49-year-olds. NBC5 won at 5 p.m. in total viewers and tied for first with Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.