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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., May 8-9) -- big bops for Big Bang and its spinoff

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Near the end of its long, ratings-rich run, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory again delivered the goods Thursday.

It led all prime-time programming in total D-FW viewers (316,319), with spinoff Young Sheldon right behind (295,231).

The network’s Mom and Life In Pieces likewise won their time slots before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast took command at that hour with 217,908 viewers.

The newscast impressively trampolined off a feeble lead-in from the two-hour premiere of Fox’s sleazy Paradise Hotel, which had few check-ins. It drew just 49,205 viewers, beating only NBC’s Abby’s (28,117 viewers).

In the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old age range, ABC’s amazingly durable Grey’s Anatomy and Fox4’s 9 p.m. news tied for Thursday’s prime-time top spot with 63,403 viewers apiece. Paradise Hotel had a scant 18,115 viewers in this key demographic. But in today’s fractured TV-watching terrain, that was good enough to outdraw NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Abby’s, plus CBS’ Mom and Life In Pieces.

Let’s move to Wednesday night, shall we? NBC’s Chicago trilogy -- Med, Fire, PD -- swept the prime-time festivities in total viewers while Fox’s Empire and Fox4’s 9 p.m. news won their hours with 18-to-49ers. At 8 p.m., ABC’s Modern Family ran first in its half hour before the second half of Fox’s Star prevailed from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

Here are the four-way local news derby results for the 10th and 11th weekdays of the May “sweeps” ratings period.

Wednesday -- CBS11 topped the 10 p.m. competition in total viewers, with Fox4 winning among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. races. The 6 p.m. winners were NBC5 in total viewers and WFAA8 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Thursday -- CBS11 remained in strong position to win its third straight 10 p.m. sweeps title in total viewers with another first-place finish. But Fox4 again ruled the 25-to-54 roost.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. while scoring 5 and 6 p.m. wins with 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 took the total viewers crowns at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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