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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 13-14) -- still a big Wheel

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Nothing stood out much in prime-time Thursday, in large part because CBS punted with repeats of The Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon during the heart of the February “sweeps.”

But in the 6:30 p.m. warmup half-hour, CBS11’s syndicated Wheel of Fortune continued to roll as no game show ever has. Wheel ranked No. 1 in total D-FW viewers among all TV attractions with an audience of 253,055. The combined crowd for the competing rag mags on Fox4, NBC5 and WFAA8 was 182,762 viewers.

In prime-time, the No. 1 draws were CBS’ Mom and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast, each with 154,645 viewers. That’s almost 100,00 fewer than Wheel’s.

Wheel also easily won its 6:30 p.m. slot among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with 45,288 of ‘em. Only one network prime-time show did better, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy with 54,346.

On Wednesday, Fox’s The Masked Singer kept humming in the ratings, drawing more total viewers (316,319) and 18-to-49-year-olds (109,066) than any other show in sight during the day or night. (Hey, I made a rhyme!) LaToya Jackson was the latest to be revealed.

Here are the local news derby results for the 10th and 11th weekdays of the February “sweeps” ratings period.

Wednesday -- NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at both 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. while WFAA8 enjoyed twin wins at 6 p.m.

Thursday -- CBS11 ran first in total viewers at 10 p.m. and WFAA8 won among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. races. At 6 p.m., WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers while Fox4 was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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