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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Feb. 7) -- CBS, ABC and Fox4 share prime-time spoils; NBC5 anchor Marc Fein makes his departure official

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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory was Thursday’s top prime-time scorer in both total D-FW viewers and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds before ABC and Fox4’s local newscast stepped in to log some wins of their own.

Big Bang led off by drawing 351,465 total viewers and 85,538 in the 18-to-49 age range. CBS’ Young Sheldon and Big Brother: Celebrity Edition then won the 7:30 to 9 p.m. slot in total viewers.

ABC’s second half-hour of Grey’s Anatomy edged Young Sheldon for the most 18-to-49-year-olds from 7:30 to 8 p.m., and the network’s A Million Little Things took the 8 p.m. hour in that key demographic. Fox4’s local news then had twin wins from 9 to 10 p.m.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results for the sixth weekday of the February “sweeps.”

WFAA8 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).

Fox4 did likewise at 6 a.m. and also had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 and 6 p.m.

CBS11 scored a 6 p.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the 5 p.m. lead in that measurement.

LOCAL TV NEWS REPORT -- NBC5 early morning co-anchor Marc Fein made it official Friday, announcing via social media that Friday was his last day at the station. “That’s a wrap! Today was my last day on NBC5Today,” Fein said. “It’s been a great 5 years with the morning crew and a great 8 years with the best in the business. Thanks for watching!”

Unclebarky.com first reported on Jan. 2nd that NBC5 was not renewing Fein’s contract. Station management has declined to comment in any way. It can be a cold business.

Below is the farewell picture Fein posted with his on-air colleagues -- Samantha Davies, Deborah Ferguson and Grant Johnston.


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