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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 2) -- Ironside short on calcium, Super Fun Night falters

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Another pair of network newcomers tried to hit the ground running Wednesday night. But they didn’t.

ABC’s heavily-hyped Super Fun Night dug a post-Modern Family hole for itself while NBC’s Ironside likewise faltered.

CBS swept the night in total D-FW viewers with its returning lineup of Survivor: Blood and Water (333,761), Criminal Minds (340,862) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (284,052).

Survivor likewise won easily among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds before ABC’s Modern Family nipped the first half-hour of Criminal Minds, which recovered to win from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast was tops at that hour in this key demographic, with CSI second.

Super Fun Night, which followed Modern Family, ran fourth in total viewers with 113,621 while occupying the same spot with 18-to-49-year-olds. Ironside managed a third place finish at 9 p.m. in total viewers, beating ABC’s Nashville by a score of 177,533 to 113,621. But the Blair Underwood re-do of the old cop show hit slid to fourth place among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Fox4 and CBS11 split all the spoils in Wednesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers, swept the 5 p.m. competitions and added a 6 p.m. gold in total viewers.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. and had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 and 10 p.m.


Former CBS11 reporter Jane Slater is returning to the station as a freelance contributor to the sports department. She’s scheduled to start on Wednesday of next week and also will contribute to sister station TXA21.

Slater, who also briefly did early evening traffic reports for WFAA8, recently was dropped, along with co-host Mark Elfenbein, by KRLD-FM (105.3 “The Fan”). They had co-hosted the station’s weekday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. sports show.

A spot for Slater at CBS11 opened after veteran sports anchor/reporter Gina Miller resigned to pursue other, so far undisclosed opportunities. Miller had hosted TXA21’s The Fan from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. weeknights.

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