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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., June 3) -- Mistresses jilted

ABC’s ballyhooed “Man Candy Monday” began in earnest with the addition of Mistresses. Bitter fruit ensued for the new serial soaper.

Mistresses drew a low-hanging 123,916 D-FW viewers in the 9 p.m. hour to finish fourth among the Big Four broadcast networks. It also trailed TNT’s timeslot-winning 9 to 10 p.m. portion of the Game 7 Eastern Conference showdown between victorious Miami and gimpy Indiana (337,326 viewers).

Mistresses edged a repeat of CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 to run fourth among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds.

NBC’s The Voice triumphed as usual from 7 to 9 p.m., with 385,515 total viewers and 169,038 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Basketball ran second in both ratings measurements while ABC’s other “Man Candy” entry, The Bachelorette, took the bronzes.

Fox had a dismal night, running a distant fifth across the board from 7 to 9 p.m. with repeats of Raising Hope and New Girl, a new episode of Goodwin Games and the broadcast network debut of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management, which originated on FX.

Anger Management drew just 34,421 viewers at 8:30 p.m. before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast showed impressive resilience by pole-vaulting to 158,337 viewers. That’s making a big something out of almost nothing.

On KTXD-TV (Ch. 47), D magazine’s D: The Broadcast remained in Death Valley with “hashmarks” (no measurable audience) from 9 to 11 a.m. In contrast, the station’s most-watched attraction, a 2 p.m. rerun of The Big Valley, had 48,189 viewers to beat all competing broadcast network programs except NBC5’s syndicated Steve Harvey (61,958 viewers). Big Valley even showed some pop among 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 15,947 of ‘em in beating the likes of Fox4’s syndicated Divorce Court, WFAA8’s Anderson Live and CBS11’s The Doctors.

Here are Monday’s four-way local news derby results:

CBS11 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. and tied Fox4 for the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 notched another 6 a.m. sweep, with WFAA8 a close second in both measurements.

WFAA8 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. and tied CBS11 for first place in total viewers.

Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m. while sharing the total viewers lead with both NBC5 and WFAA8.

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