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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Thurs., Jan. 31-Feb. 2) -- rough starts for Powerless, Training Day on day one of Feb. sweeps

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Three broadcast network series premieres dotted opening night of the February “sweeps” ratings period.

Only CBS’ Superior Donuts fared fairly well after being gifted with a big lead-in from The Big Bang Theory.

Big Bang as usual led all prime-time attractions Thursday with 378,097 D-FW viewers and 134,698 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Donuts then dipped to 239,946 total viewers, good enough to tie the second half of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Grey’s also won that slot among 18-to-49-year-olds, with Donuts a solid second.

NBC’s 7:30 p.m. newcomer, the superhero sitcom Powerless, ran fourth in its time slot with 101,795 total viewers and 38,484 in the 18-to-49 realm.

At 9 p.m., the first episode of CBS’ Training Day placed third in total viewers with 123,609, edging Fox4’s competing local newscast. It was the same story with 18-to-49-year-olds. ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder ran first in both ratings measurements.

Wednesday brought mostly a batch of reruns. A fresh edition of Fox4’s 9 p.m. news topped all prime-time programs with 181,778 total viewers while CBS’ 8 p.m. reprise of Criminal Minds drew the most 18-to-49-year-olds (51,314).

On Tuesday night, President Trump’s 7 p.m. announcement of his first U.S. Supreme Court nominee gave CBS an overall win in total viewers with 203,591. Fox’s The Mick, a bonafide midseason hit, pulled in the most 18-to-49-year-olds (102,627 in the 7:30 p.m. slot).

Here are the Tues.-Thurs. local news derby results.

Tuesday -- TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but CBS11 was alone in first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

NBC5 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while also winning at 5 p.m. in total viewers and 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demographic.

TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and nipped both NBC5 and CBS11 for the top spot at 5 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers and tied NBC5 for the most 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in both ratings measurements while the 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

At 5 p.m., Fox4 and TEGNA8 shared first place in total viewers and NBC5 took the 25-to-54 prize.

Thursday -- On the first day of the February “sweeps” ratings period, TEGNA8 started strong with 10 p.m. wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while the defending champ, Fox4, slipped to third place in both ratings measurements behind runner-up TEGNA8. The Peacock also prospered at 5 and 6 p.m., running the table at both hours.

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