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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 3) -- NBC's Windy City trilogy blows hard throughout prime-time

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NBC’s Chicago, Chicago, Chicago rescue dramas ran strong throughout Wednesday, sweeping the 7 to 10 p.m. hours in total D-FW viewers while also giving the Peacock prime-time’s most-watched shows.

Chicago Fire led off with 203,850 viewers, followed by Chicago Med (217,908) and Chicago PD (203,850).

Fox and Fox4 otherwise mostly led the way among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

Empire took the 7 p.m. hour with 45,288 viewers in this key demographic. ABC’s Modern Family then won from 8 to 8:30 p.m. with 57,365 viewers (the night’s biggest haul among 18-to-49ers) before Fox’s second half of Star took command at 8:30 p.m. with 50,119 viewers. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast won the full hour with 51,326 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm.

ABC’s second episode of A Million Little Things continued to struggle at 9 p.m., ranking last among the Big Four broadcast networks in total viewers while beating CBS’ competing Criminal Minds by a hair among 18-to-49-year-olds in a battle for third place.

Here are Wednesday’s four-way local news derby results.

NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. races in total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 remained on cruise control at 6 a.m. with twin wins. NBC5 drew the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m. while sharing the 6 p.m. lead among 25-to-54-year-olds with Fox4. The 5 p.m. win with 25-to-54-year-olds went to Fox4.

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