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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., April 24) -- Idol scores, reruns predominate

The networks celebrated May “sweeps” eve with a cavalcade of reruns Wednesday night. Only Fox completely abstained with its usual two-hour chunk of American Idol.

It allowed Fox to win the 7 to 9 p.m. hours with 344,210 D-FW viewers. But CBS’ only new entry, Survivor: Caramoan, was competitive from 7 to 8 p.m. with 234,063 viewers.

ABC’s only first-run attraction, How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life), was also its most-watched show with 89,495 viewers at 8:30 p.m. That still put it in fourth place in total viewers and fifth (behind CW’s Supernatural) among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

Fox4’s local newscast comfortably won the 9 p.m. hour with 227,179 viewers opposite repeats on ABC, CBS and NBC. It was the same story in the key 18-to-49 demographic.

The Texas Rangers’ 11-3 thrashing of the Angels, with Yu Darvish pitching a scoreless 6 innings and striking out 11, averaged a very nice-sized 213,410 total viewers even after losing steam as the game went past midnight. The game’s peak audience on Fox Sports Southwest was 323,557 viewers between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m.

In local news derby results, WFAA8 edged CBS11 for the top spot at 10 p.m. in total viewers. But Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the lead at that hour among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. Nielsens, although its margin was narrow in total viewers, with WFAA8 a close second.

The 5 p.m. wins also went to Fox4, which added a 6 p.m. first with 25-to-54-year-olds. CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

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