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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Jan. 13) -- Fox4 makes news by not winning at 6 a.m.

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Before getting to the prime-time results, let’s note that nothing lasts forever -- at least here on Planet Earth. So for the first time since Oct. 14th, a station other than Fox4 entered the winner’s circle in the 6 a.m. local news derby results.

Fox4 still won in total viewers Wednesday. But NBC5 ended Fox4’s nearly three-month sweep of that one-hour slot by placing first among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). The Peacock also was the station to beat Fox4 on Oct. 14th -- on that occasion in both ratings measurements.

In prime-time, the Fox network’s American Idol topped the 7 p.m. hour in both total viewers (318,708) and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (114,325).

Fox’s premiere of the sci-fi series Second Chance then drooped to 177,060 total viewers and 66,690 in the 18-to-49 age range. ABC’s competing Modern Family won from 8 to 8:30 p.m. in both ratings measurements and CBS’ Criminal Minds also twice topped Second Chance.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast rebounded nicely to easily control that hour with 269,131 total viewers and 127,028 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

In the other local newscast results, Fox4 likewise rang up a pair of lopsided wins at 10 p.m. while NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m.

The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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