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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Aug. 16 ) -- Olympics still in decline

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For the fifth straight day, NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics from Rio fell short of the equivalent Night 12 from the 2012 London Games.

Stretching to 11:09 p.m., Tuesday night’s coverage averaged 630,334 D-FW viewers compared to 704,506 for the London Olympics. London now leads Rio 8-4 in nights won and lost.

The first place Texas Rangers’ dramatic 5-4 extra inning home win against Oakland -- after blowing a ninth inning lead and then falling behind by two runs in the top of the 10th -- averaged 148,730 viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. CBS’ 7 p.m. repeat of NCIS took the silver with 169,978 viewers, although portions of the Rangers game had a higher peak audience than that.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results, with NBC5 again counted out of the 10 p.m. competition due to the Olympics over-run.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 and TEGNA8 tied for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 won in total viewers at 6 a.m. and tied NBC5 for first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock remained unbeaten at 5 and 6 p.m. in both ratings measurements during NBC’s Olympics run.

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