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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Aug. 6-7) -- summer's most dependable performer still running hot

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NBC again swooped in for the kill Tuesday night, with America’s Got Talent easily topping the prime-time charts.

Airing in its usual 7 to 9 p.m. slot, AGT drew 327,617 D-FW viewers in decimating ABC’s competing season premiere of Bachelor In Paradise (99,709 viewers). AGT also reigned among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds with 71,774 while B In P took the runner-up spot (46,809).

The only downside for AGT is its “skew old” percentage of 18 to 49ers. Less than 25 percent of its audience is in that realm.

Episode 2 of NBC’s artsy crafty Making It, from Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, had 113,954 total viewers at 9 p.m., placing second in that hour to Fox4’s local newscast (149,564 viewers). But Making It comfortably won from 9 to 10 p.m. among 18-to-49-year-olds with 40,568. Also airing at 9 p.m., the premiere of ABC’s Survivor ripoff, Castaways, ran fourth in total viewers in the Big Four broadcast network universe and moved up to a second-place tie with Fox4’s news among 18-to-49-year-olds.

In Monday’s prime-time festivities, ABC’s three-hour season finale of The Bachelorette won from start to stop in both total viewers (142,442) and with 18-to-49-year-olds (62,412).

And now for the local news derby results.

Monday -- Fox4 swept the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. competitions in total viewers and among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

At 6 p.m., NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the top spot in total viewers while the Peacock had the 25-to-54 gold to itself.

The 5 p.m. firsts went to NBC5 in total viewers and TEGNA8 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Tuesday -- In a rarity, Fox4 and TEGNA8 tied for first place at 10 p.m. in both ratings measurements.

It almost goes without saying that Fox4 again had twin wins at 6 a.m. while the 7 to 9 a.m. portion of Good Day also continues to dominate the three network morning offerings.

NBC5 ran first in total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m.; Fox4 won both of the 25-to-54 competitions at those hours.

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