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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Wed., June 27-29) -- Rangers keep flexing

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Wednesday night wasn’t at all pretty for the first-place Texas Rangers, who blew a four-run lead in the ninth to lose at Yankee Stadium. But the ratings again were pretty gorgeous for Fox Sports Southwest.

Rangers-Yankees led all prime-time programming with 205,390 D-FW viewers and 73,041 in the advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-old demographic. Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of Masterchef was runner-up in total viewers with 155,813 while CBS’ 7 p.m. attraction, Big Brother, ran second among 18-to-49-year-olds (66,690).

On Tuesday night, NBC’s 8 to 10 p.m. edition of its summertime juggernaut, America’s Got Talent, pushed Rangers-Yankees into second place with total viewers by a score of 254,966 to 198,307. But the Rangers tied Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of Coupled for the most 18-to-49-year-olds (57,163 apiece).

Monday’s Game 1 of the Rangers-Yankees series, divided by a more than a three-and-a-half-hour rain delay, nonetheless had overall higher numbers than competing prime-time programming. Before the delay, the game hit high points between 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. in total viewers (269,131) and 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. in the 18-to-49 realm (120,677).

The game resumed around 1:15 a.m., with the Rangers rallying for four runs in the ninth to win 9-6. At that hour, 28,330 total viewers were still on hand -- or sleeping somewhere with the TV still on. More than half of them -- 15,879 -- were in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are the local news derby results for Monday-Wednesday:

Monday -- NBC5 took the top spots at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions.

At 6 p.m., Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the most total viewers but the Peacock won outright among 25-to-54-year-olds. It was the same story at 5 p.m., with the two stations tying for first in total viewers but NBC5 alone atop the 25-to-54 heap.

Tuesday -- NBC5 reigned as the overall lion king, ruling at 6 and 10 p.m. in both ratings measurements and also drawing the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and also had the most total viewers at 5 p.m.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 entered the winner’s circle by sweeping the 10 p.m. competitions.

Fox4 again had twin wins at 6 a.m. while NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and the Peacock among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Meanwhile, it’s getting to be a long drought for CBS11. The station hasn’t won outright in any of the four-way local newscast competitions since Wednesday, June 15th, when it drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m.

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