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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 5) -- Modern Family No. 1 with a bullet

ABC's Modern Family increasingly qualifies as a ratings monster after Wednesday night's stomp through D-FW's prime-time Nielsens.

The reigning Emmy champ drew the day's biggest audience with 413,220 viewers from 8 to 8:30 p.m. while also squashing everything in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Fox's 90-minute edition of The X Factor won from 7 to 8 p.m. in both ratings measurements. But it was no match for Modern Family in its closing half-hour. The 18-to-49 score was a rout, with MF amassing 272,196 viewers in this age range while X Factor had just a little more than half that number (150,508).

At 9 p.m., CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation edged ABC's new Revenge in total viewers by a score of 291,286 to 270,964. But Revenge won the hour with 18-to-49-year-olds.

NBC again picked up its teeth after having them kicked in. The Peacock's only bright spot was lead-off hitter Up All Night, which ran second from 7 to 7:30 p.m. among 18-to-49-year-olds after placing fourth in total viewers. NBC's following Free Agents, likely to be canceled any day now, then drew just 47,419 total viewers to tie The CW's H8R for fourth place in that measurement. Free Agents and NBC's drama duo of Harry's Law and Law & Order: SVU all ran fourth with 18-to-49-year-olds.

In Wednesday's local news derby results, WFAA8 came up big at 10 p.m. with dominant wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 logged a rare doubleheader win at 6 a.m., toppling Fox4 in both races.

The 6 p.m. spoils were split between CBS11 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

At 5 p.m. WFAA8 and CBS11 shared the top spot in total viewers, with WFAA8 alone in first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: In tribute to the passing of Steve Jobs, TNT will re-air its 1999 Pirates of Silicon Valley movie, which stars Noah Wyle as Jobs. Show times are 7 and 9 p.m. (central) on Thursday, Oct. 6th.