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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., July 9) -- Trump bump

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President Trump’s prime-time announcement of his latest U.S. Supreme Court nominee skewed schedules Monday night while also providing him with a substantially larger television audience than a daytime reveal.

The selection of Brett Kavanaugh, followed by his brief speech and some analysis, occupied most of the 8 to 8:30 p.m. window. Here’s how the D-FW numbers broke down during that half-hour, with some networks resuming entertainment programming before 8:30 p.m.

Fox News Channel -- 142,442 total viewers
NBC -- 135,320
CBS -- 113,954
ABC -- 99,709
Fox -- 78,343
MSNBC -- 42,733
CNN -- 35,612

FNC’s audience outdrew any single entertainment program Monday night. ABC’s The Bachelorette was interrupted at its midway point, with the network opting to push back TEGNA8’s 10 p.m. newscast in order to air both Bachelorette and The Proposal in their entirety. NBC5’s late night newscast also was delayed while Fox4 and CBS11 started on time.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

We’re just going to throw out the 10 p.m. competitions because of the delays.

At 6 a.m., Fox4 as usual buried the opposition with another pair of wins in total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m. while Fox4 won both of those hours with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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