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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Sept. 16) -- Monday Night Football waltzes past Dancing

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D-FW viewers preferred the Cleveland Browns’ stomping of the New York Giants to Sean Spicer’s thumping around a dance floor Monday night.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football easily topped all prime-time attractions with 288,201 viewers and 138,883 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old age range.

ABC’s latest season premiere of Dancing with the Stars, with President Trump’s former press secretary outfitted in a silly puffy shirt, did win its 7 to 9 p.m. slot in the Big Four broadcasting network universe. DWTS drew 196,820 total viewers and 48,307 in the 18-to-49 realm.

Fox4’s local newscast then took the 9 p.m. hour in the Big Four competition, pulling in 168,703 total viewers and 57,365 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Over on PBS, the second part of Ken Burns’ Country Music opus held solid with 77,322 total viewers. That replicated Sunday night’s audience, although the “kids” are tuning out. In the 18-to-49 measurement, Country Music drew just 12,077 viewers compared to 27,173 on opening night.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

WFAA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while CBS11 ran first among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added wins with 25-to-54-year-olds at both 5 and 6 p.m. NBC5 won in total viewers at 5 p.m. and WFAA8 took the top spot in that measurement at 6 p.m.

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