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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Sept. 24) -- black-ish off to bullish start

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Night 3 of the new season brought very good news for ABC’s black-ish, mixed results for NBC’s new The Mysteries of Laura and a dispiriting diagnosis for Fox’s first-year medical series, Red Band Society.

Here’s the hour-by-hour D-FW breakdown in the two major ratings food groups -- total viewers and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. Shows are listed in order of popularity.

7 to 8 p.m.

Total Viewers
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) -- 298,255
The Middle (ABC) -- 198,836
Survivor (CBS/first hour) -- 191,735
The Goldbergs (ABC) -- 156,229
Hell’s Kitchen (Fox) -- 99,418

The Goldbergs -- 81,418
The Middle -- 71,647
Survivor -- 70,019
Hell’s Kitchen -- 59,272
The Mysteries of Laura -- 57,644

8 to 9 p.m.

Total Viewers
black-ish (ABC), Law & Order: SVU (NBC) -- 276,951 apiece
Modern Famlly (ABC) -- 248,546
Survivor (last half-hour) -- 170,431
Big Brother (CBS/first half-hour) -- 149,127
Red Band Society (Fox) -- 99,418

black-ish -- 113,985
Modern Family -- 110,728
Big Brother -- 84,674
Law & Order: SVU -- 65,134
Survivor -- 58,621
Red Band Society -- 48,851

9 to 10 p.m.

Total Viewers
Chicago PD (NBC) -- 234,343
Big Brother (last hour) -- 156,229
Nashville (ABC) -- 149,127
Fox4 local news -- 99,418

Big Brother -- 78,161
Chicago PD -- 74,904
Nashville -- 65,134
Fox4 local news -- 32,567

NBC’s second episode of Mysteries of Laura -- and the first in its regular time slot -- went from the penthouse in total viewers to the outhouse with 18-to-49-year-olds. But ABC’s black-ish ranked No. 1 in both measurements, easily making it the night’s biggest success story among the three freshman series. Fox had the worst overall night while CBS won’t fire up its regular lineup until next Wednesday, when Criminal Minds and the new Stalker join Survivor.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

Gannett8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and NBC5 ranked No. 1 among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. added a 5 p.m. gold in total viewers and won at 6 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while tying Fox4 for the top spot at 5 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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