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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 26-27) -- more new series rollouts, with Elementary the biggest draw

Thursday night's premiere of the Sherlock Holmes permutation Elementary fared well for the network even though it was CBS' second least-watched prime-time attraction.

Launching at 9 p.m., Elementary won its time slot with 344,210 D-FW viewers after receiving 475,010 from the Season 2 premiere of Person of Interest. CBS likewise won from 7 to 8 p.m. with its new season debuts of The Big Bang Theory (413,052 viewers) and the transplanted Two and a Half Men (323,557).

ABC's first episode of the critically acclaimed military drama Last Resort struggled to a third place finish at 7 p.m. behind the CBS comedies and Fox's The X Factor. Resort drew 206,526 viewers, enough at least to drub NBC's Saturday Night Live election special and Up All Night.

Resort beat only Up All Night among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, though. Big Bang won from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in that measurement before X Factor took the second half-hour.

ABC's new season debut of Grey's Anatomy was tops in the 8 p.m. hour among 18-to-49-year-olds, with Person of Interest and Fox's Glee close behind. Elementary won from 9 to 10 p.m., easily besting Fox4's local newscast.

Thursday night's return of the real referees for the Baltimore Ravens-Cleveland Browns game averaged 172,105 viewers on the NFL Network.

The X Factor had a big Wednesday night, with its two-hour edition sweeping the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in total viewers before CBS CSI: Crime Scene Investigation won the 9 p.m. hour.

ABC's season premiere of the Emmy-lauded Modern Family ran only third from 8 to 8:30 p.m., behind both the half-hour segment of X Factor and the first part of CBS' Criminal Minds. The network's new The Neighbors then drooped to fourth place, with NBC's 8:30 to 9 p.m. portion of Law & Order: SVU taking the bronze.

X Factor also ran the 7 to 9 p.m. table in the 18-to-49 demographic. Fox4's newscast and CSI tied for first place at 9 p.m. in that measurement.

Here are the two days' local news derby results:

Wednesday -- WFAA8 overcame CBS11's sizable lead-in advantage to win at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. Nielsens and also had twin wins at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. firsts went to WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Thursday -- WFAA8 and CBS11 shared the 10 p.m. gold in total viewers, with WFAA8 winning among 25-to-54-year-olds while CBS11 slid to a distant fourth.

NBC5 and WFAA8 tied for first at 6 a.m. in total viewers; Fox4 had the edge with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The 5 and 6 p.m. competitions respectively were swept by Fox4 and WFAA8.