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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., May 18-20) -- fallen Idol

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The final performance edition of ABC’s American Idol reboot couldn’t cut it Sunday night opposite formidable competition on three rival networks.

Airing from 7 to 9 p.m., Idol averaged 170,930 D-FW viewers in running fourth behind CBS’ 2-hour NCIS: Los Angeles season finale (227,907); the first two hours of NBC’s Billboard Awards show (206,541) and TNT’s Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets Western Conference finals game (185,175).

Inaugural Idol champ Kelly Clarkson hosted the Billboard show, which made it doubly delicious for NBC. Clarkson, also a judge on The Voice, will get to go opposite Idol again on Monday night.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, the Warriors’ 41-point demolition of Houston dominated Sunday night with 106,100 viewers. Idol also trailed the Billboard awards in this key demographic and was outdrawn from 7 to 8 p.m. by Fox’s The Simpsons and Brooklyn Nine Nine.

Sunday’s final round of Dallas’ Byron Nelson PGA tournament, hit with a four-hour rain delay, peaked between 5:30 and 6 p.m. with 163,808 total viewers before giving way to CBS’ 60 Minutes. The rest of the tournament was exiled to the Golf Channel, where it averaged 56,977 total viewers before ending just before darkness prevailed.

Pip, pip, let’s go to very early Saturday morn, where coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got underway at 3 a.m. NBC’s presentation hit a high point of 185,175 total viewers between 7:15 and 7:30 a.m. while ABC reached its peak from 7 to 7:15 a.m. (178,053 viewers). CBS lagged with a top crowd of 99,709 viewers between 6:45 and 7 a.m. In the cable universe, CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC all finished well back, with CNN and FNC both maxing out with 64,099 viewers.

Also on Saturday, NBC’s coverage of the Preakness drew 199,419 viewers during the 15-minute early evening window when the race was actually run. Saturday night’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics Eastern Conference finals game averaged 142,442 total viewers on ESPN, with 93,618 of them in the 18-to-49-year-old realm.

Friday’s prime-time attractions were paced by CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 in total viewers (220,785) while Fox’s Masterchef Jr. led the 18-to-49 pack with 28,085.

Here are Friday’’s local news derby results, with just three weekdays now left before the May ratings “sweeps” end this Wednesday.

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

Fox4 again did likewise at 6 a.m. while TEGNA8 notched twin wins at 6 p.m. Fox4 drew the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and NBC5 nipped TEGNA8 for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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