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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Sept. 3) -- AGT is still tops overall

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Summer’s biggest overall draw -- yet again -- topped Tuesday’s prime-time Nielsens with another domination of the 7 to 9 p.m. slot.

NBC’s America’s Got Talent, winding down its latest season, pulled in 246,026 D-FW viewers before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast handily won its hour with 196,820.

As usual, though, AGT skewed too old to win with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. ABC’s competing Bachelor in Paradise took the top spot among those viewers with 54,346, edging AGT’s 51,326. The Peacock’s Bring the Funny then won the 9 p.m. slot with 48,307 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are Tuesday’s four-way local news derby results.

Fox4 had a big day, sweeping the 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). The station also drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 and 6 p.m. while NBC5 ran first during those hours in total viewers.

At 6 a.m., CBS11 inched up to an unaccustomed second place with 25-to-54-year-olds, even though front-running Fox4 had twice as many viewers in this key news demographic. WFAA8 ran fourth among 25-to-54-year-olds, which also is unusual.

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