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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 4) -- Empire crumbling

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An unbeatable force in its first two seasons, Fox’s Empire is now sagging through the early weeks of Season 4.

The latest episode drew a rather lowly 170,930 D-FW viewers in running second to CBS’ competing Survivor (227,907).

Even worse, Empire fell behind both Survivor and ABC’s The Goldbergs among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds while barely beating ABC’s 7:30 p.m. sitcom, Speechless.

At 8 p.m., CBS’ new SEAL Team won in total viewers (192,297) and also ran first from 8:30 to 9 p.m. with 18-to-49-year-olds. The first half-hour of SEAL Team was whipped by ABC’s Modern Family with 78,015 viewers within the 18-to-49 motherlode.

Fox4’s local newscast won in total viewers at 9 p.m. with 149,564, but placed second to CBS’ competing Criminal Minds (37,447) among 18-to-49ers.

And now here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while CBS11, faring better in the late night lately, notched a rare win among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and even more impressively continued to dominate the ABC/CBS/NBC morning shows with the 7 to 9 a.m. portion of its locally produced Good Day. Among 25-to-54-year-olds, Good Day drew double the crowd of any competing network show.

TEGNA8 ran the table at 6 p.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m.

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