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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., June 24) -- Under the Dome on top

Absent competition from a Texas Rangers game and opposite the deciding stages of the final Stanley Cup face-off, CBS rode its favorably reviewed premiere of Under the Dome to the ratings top spot Monday.

Adapted from Stephen King’s same-named novel, the 9 p.m. launch drew 309,789 D-FW viewers while also ranking No. 1 for the night among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (98,871).

Game 6 of the Stanley Cup, in which the Chicago Blackhawks ousted the Boston Bruins with two rapid-fire, last ditch goals, averaged 96,379 total viewers on NBC and 110,147 during the climactic 9 to 10 p.m. portion. That ranked the game second during that hour, with ABC’s 9 p.m. episode of Mistresses (68,842 viewers) placing last among the Big Four broadcast networks. The serial soap moved up to third place, ahead of Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast, in the 18-to-49 demographic.

In Monday’s local news derby results, WFAA8 overcame a substantial lead-in disadvantage to tie CBS11 for first place in total viewers at 10 p.m. The ABC station won outright among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 had the most viewers at 6 a.m., but NBC5 topped the 25-to-54 measurement.

WFAA8 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and Fox4 did likewise at 5 p.m.

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