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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Feb. 10) -- Idol romps before CBS takes control

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Fox again hit it out of the park with American Idol before CBS hit back with its Wednesday night drama pairing.

Idol took the 7 p.m. hour with 283,296 D-FW viewers and 98,447 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

CBS’ then had the top draws from 8 to 10 p.m. Criminals Minds drew 276,214 total viewers and 73,041 in the 18-to-49 age range before Code Black had respective totals of 219,554 and 66,690 viewers.

ABC again had the night’s lowest achiever among the Big Four broadcast networks. Its 9 p.m. episode of the critically acclaimed American Crime drew just 56,659 total viewers, with 9,527 in the 18-to-49 realm. So TEGNA8’s 10 p.m. newscast again can sue for malpractice as far as network lead-ins are concerned.

Speaking of that, here are the local news derby results for the fifth weekday of the February “sweeps” ratings period.

CBS11 ranked No. 1 in total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 won comfortably among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also again rolled with twin wins at 6 a.m. and had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at both 5 and 6 p.m. The total viewer golds went to NBC5 at 5 p.m. and CBS11 at 6 p.m.

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