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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Mon., June 26-29) -- "reality" rundown

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Monday night is when ABC’s The Bachelorette, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance all collide in one big glop from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Nielsen scorecards looked like this.

Ninja won the full two hours in total D-FW viewers with 167,376 while Dance was close on its heels (160,402 viewers) and Bachelorette couldn’t quite come up roses (146,454 viewers). CBS’ Mike & Molly rerun, again drawing on the feature film stardom of Melissa McCarthy, beat all three of ‘em from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with 160,402 viewers. Ninja drew 146,454 viewers during those 30 minutes before building up ratings strength in its second hour.

Ninja also took the gold among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, pulling in 88,306 to easily beat all competing programming. Dance and Bachelorette both averaged 59,922 viewers in this key demographic while Mike & Molly ranked as CBS’ highest scorer with 50,461.

At 9 p.m., Fox4’s local newscast had the most total viewers (167,376) and NBC’s The Island with Bear Grylls scored the highest with 18-to-49-year-olds (72,537).

Sunday’s overall pacesetter in prime-time, ABC’s 7 p.m. hour of the new Celebrity Family Feud, had 230,142 total viewers. CBS’ competing 7 p.m. episode of Big Brother led all programming among 18-to-49-year-olds with 72,537.

Over on CNN, the 8 p.m. premiere of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me averaged 41,844 total viewers for its one hour, 45 minute running time. That was good enough to beat cable news rivals Fox News Channel and MSNBC, but not enough to seriously compete with most of the prime-time attractions on the Big Four broadcast networks.

Fox led Friday’s prime-time parade with the U.S.-China World Cup women’s soccer match. It averaged 174,350 total viewers and an impressive 91,460 (better than 50 percent) in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are the four-way local news derby results for Friday and Monday.

Friday -- Gannett8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 dominated among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 had a doubleheader win at 6 p.m. The Peacock also ran first in total viewers at 5 p.m. and tied Fox4 for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Monday -- Gannett8 swept the 10 p.m. face-offs and Fox4 did likewise at 6 a.m.

NBC5 again doubled its pleasure with a pair of 5 p.m. wins. Gannett8 completed the day’s sweeps motif by winning in both ratings measurements at 6 p.m.

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