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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs.-Sun., April 5-8) -- Spieth-fueled Masters runs up the score

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Dallasite Jordan Spieth’s improbable comeback in Sunday’s final round of The Masters put golf in the ratings fairway.

Trailing by nine strokes, Spieth rallied all the way back to a tie in the late going before eventually losing by two strokes to fellow Texan Patrick Reed. Meanwhile, The Masters built to a peak D-FW audience of 420,204 viewers between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m on CBS. Overall, Sunday’s finale averaged 299,128 total viewers and 87,377 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old age range. Both were Sunday highs.

In the prime-time numbers, CBS led from start to stop in total viewers with its regular lineup of 60 Minutes, Instinct, NCIS: Los Angeles and Madam Secretary. 60 Minutes also won the 6 p.m. hour among 18-to-49-year-olds before ABC’s American Idol ranked first from 7 to 9 p.m. and NBC’s Timeless took the 9 p.m. hour.

Friday’s nighttime Nielsens were paced by CBS’ 9 p.m. episode of Blue Bloods in total viewers (299,128) and Fox’s 7 p.m. hour of Masterchef Junior in the 18-to-49 realm (43,688 viewers).

On Thursday night, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory was tops in total viewers (348,983) while ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy dominated in the 18-to-49 demographic (134,186 viewers).

Here are the Thursday and Friday local news derby results.

Thursday -- TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also swept the 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. proceedings and added a 5 p.m. gold in the 25-to-54 measurement. NBC5 broke through with the most total viewers at 5 p.m.

Friday -- TEGNA8 ran the table at 10 p.m. and Fox4 did likewise at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The 5 p.m. wins went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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