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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., March 7) -- Idol re-explodes

After faltering last week, Fox's American Idol got back on track Wednesday with dominating ratings against a mix of first-run and repeat competition.

Idol averaged 562,250 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., bettering the Monday night showing for NBC's two hours of The Voice (474,187 viewers). Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, though, Idol and The Voice were equals with 227,363 viewers apiece.

Idol's renewed super-strong showing also helped propel Fox4's Wednesday 9 p.m. local newscast to wins in both total viewers (277,738) and 18-to-49-year-olds (118,485).

Among non-Fox alternatives, CBS' 7 p.m. edition of Survivor: One World had the most total viewers in prime-time with 223,545.

In local news derby results, WFAA8 had a commanding 10 p.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 and WFAA8 shared the 6 a.m. gold in total viewers, with Fox4 alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 entered the winner's circle with the most total viewers at 6 p.m., while Fox4 had the 25-to-54 gold.

At 5 p.m., Fox4 won in total viewers and WFAA8 prevailed among 25-to-54-year-olds.