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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Mon., July 5-8) -- Dome still dominates

Although it’s starting to crater creatively, CBS’ third episode of Under the Dome remained sky high in Monday’s D-FW Nielsen ratings.

The Stephen King adaptation easily ranked as prime-time’s top draw, with 309,789 viewers in the 9 p.m. hour. That’s down a bit from last week’s 337,326 viewers but identical to the audience for the Monday, June 24th episode. All three Domes also have dominated among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

NBC’s entertaining 8 p.m. premiere of Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls drew 82,610 total viewers, the same haul as the Peacock’s preceding American Ninja Warrior. Both hours ran fourth in their hours, beating only Fox’s lineup of sitcom repeats while losing to ABC, CBS and the Texas Rangers game on Fox Sports Southwest. Get Out Alive moved up to third place among 18-to-49-year-olds, outdrawing CBS’ sitcom reruns.

The Rangers’ Monday night win at Baltimore averaged 192,758 total viewers, the same crowd drawn by Sunday afternoon’s home win over Houston on FSS.

Saturday’s Ranger loss to the Astros on Fox averaged a weekend high 275,368 viewers while the weekly Friday night Rangers game on TXA21 had 234,063 viewers. That again made TXA21 the runaway top prime-time performer against an array of network reruns.

Here are the Friday and Monday local news derby numbers:

Friday -- WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 notched another doubleheader win at 6 a.m. and also had 5 and 6 p.m. firsts among 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while NBC5 won in that measurement at 5 p.m.

Monday -- CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and tied WFAA8 for the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions while WFAA8 dominated the early evening Nielsens with doubleheader wins at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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