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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Oct. 14-16) -- Cowboys' thrashing of Pack sets season high in total viewers

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The Dallas Cowboys’ 30-16 dismantling of the Green Bay Packers in a game that wasn’t that close hit a season high Sunday in total D-FW viewers. Running until 6:34 p.m. on Fox, Game 6 averaged 1,585,100 viewers, edging the previous 2016 record of 1,565,210 for the Game 3 win against the Chicago Bears on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Cowboys-Packers had 606,142 viewers in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic, falling significantly short of the 698,654 for Cowboys-Bears.

Fox’s Cowboys warmup act, the Washington Redskins’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles, ranked as Sunday’s second most-watched TV attraction with 574,417 total viewers and 246,947 in the 18-to-49 age range.

The 600th episode of Fox’s The Simpsons, which also was the show’s annual “Treehouse of Horror” episode, came up big at 7 p.m. with 487,164 total viewers and 224,497 in the 18-to-49 realm. Both totals were more than good enough to outdraw the Sunday Night Football game between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts, which went into overtime. The game drew 334,471 total viewers and 166,769 in the 18-to-49 realm.

Over on FS1, Sunday night’s NLCS Game 2 between the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs had 138,151 total viewers and 54,521 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. That at least was good enough to beat ABC’s entire prime-time lineup.

On Saturday, CBS’ afternoon Alabama-Tennessee game edged ABC’s prime-time Wisconsin-Ohio State showdown in total viewers by a score of 174,506 to 167,235. They were the two most-watched college games of the day.

Friday’s prime-time Nielsens were led by CBS’ Blue Bloods in total viewers (232,675) and Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen among 18-to-49-year-olds (51,314).

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 led at 10 p.m. in total viewers while NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 6 a.m. The 5 p.m. golds went to the Peacock in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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