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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Thurs., Jan. 29-31) -- Young Sheldon is top scorer on opening night of Feb. "sweeps"

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CBS uncommonly got a bigger ratings bang out of Young Sheldon than The Big Bang Theory on opening night of the February “sweeps.”

The BBT spinoff led all prime-time programming in both total D-FW viewers (323,348) and with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (60,384).

On Wednesday, Episode 5 of Fox’s The Masked Singer continued its ratings mastery with No. 1 prime-time scores in total viewers (302,260) and among 18-to-49ers (114,730). The show has been picked up for a second season and Tori Spelling was the latest to be exposed. Please don’t blame the messenger.

Tuesday’s prime-time spoils went to CBS’ Best Super Bowl Commercials special in total viewers (217,908) and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast in the 18-to-49 motherlode (48,307).

Here are the four-way local news derby results.

Tuesday -- Fox4 swept the 10 p.m. competitions, winning in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The station also continued what’s approaching a year-long unbeaten streak with twin wins at 6 a.m.

In a rarity, NBC5 and WFAA8 tied for first at 6 p.m. in both ratings measurements. At 5 p.m., the Peacock had the most total viewers while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Wednesday -- Fox4 again ran the table at both 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. while NBC5 enjoyed a 5 p.m. sweep. The 6 p.m. winners were WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

Thursday -- OK, here’s where it starts to get more serious. On the first day of the February “sweeps,” WFAA8 and CBS11 shared the total viewers lead at 10 p.m. while WFAA8 was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 notched twin wins at 6 a.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 6 p.m. The Peacock won in total viewers at 5 p.m., with Fox4 No. 1 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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