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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Sept. 13-14) -- Texans-Bengals top Thursday charts

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Although airing only on the somewhat still out-of-reach NFL Network, the Houston Texans’ 13-9 road win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football swept the night’s D-FW ratings.

The game averaged 254,489 viewers and 80,178 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range. Both ranked as chart-toppers, with CBS repeat of The Big Bang Theory the runner-up in total viewers (181,778) and the network’s Big Brother finishing second-best with 18-to-49-year-olds (70,556).

On Wednesday night, NBC’s 7 p.m. hour of America’s Got Talent cruised to an easy win in total viewers with 247,217 while Big Brother was tops in prime-time with 18-to-49-year-olds (80,178).

Here are the local news derby results.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 rolled to twin wins at 10 p.m. in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while also drawing the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and running first among 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and tied Fox4 for the 25-to-54 gold at 5 p.m. The Peacock was coming off a big high on Tuesday, when it pulled off a very rare double grand slam in the four major local news battlegrounds.

Thursday -- NBC5 rebounded with sweeps of the 6 and 10 p.m. competitions while also winning at 5 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds and tying Fox4 for first in total viewers at that hour.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m.

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