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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 1) -- Monday Night Football scores biggest; 9-1-1 and Manifest stay strong

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The Kansas City Chiefs’ comeback win over the Denver Broncos, highlighted by the play of QB and Texas Tech alum Patrick Mahomes, took the overall top spots in Monday’s prime-time ratings.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football presentation averaged 358,494 D-FW viewers and 169,075 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.

In the Big Four broadcast network universe, the winners in total viewers were the 7 to 8 p.m. portion of NBC’s The Voice (260,084), Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of 9-1-1 (281,172) and the 9 p.m. second episode of the Peacock’s new Manifest (260,084).

CBS’ premiere of the new sitcom The Neighborhood ran second in total viewers from 7 to 7:30 p.m. with 196,820 before the network’s other comedy debut, Happy Together, fell to 133,557 viewers in finishing third.

Among 18-to-49ers, the time slot winners were The Neighborhood, Happy Together, 9-1-1 and Manifest. ABC’s Dancing with the Stars continued to skew north of Forest Lawn, drawing the smallest crowd of 18-to-49-year-olds (18,115) among all prime-time attractions on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 rolled to twin wins at 10 p.m. in total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again crushed all comers at 6 a.m. while also sweeping the 6 p.m. competitions. NBC5 won at 5 p.m. in total viewers and shared the 25-to-54 top spot with Fox4.

LOCAL TV NEWS NOTE: TEGNA8 anchor Cynthia Izaguirre has been off the air at 6 and 10 p.m. for a while, and on Monday night explained why on her Twitter account in response to viewer inquiries.

Aguirre said she’s taking adoption leave so that she and her husband can adopt a child. She’s also having “a surgery” on Oct. 12th, Izaguirre said.

She’s otherwise still with TEGNA8, which Izaguirre described as “my home away from home! I’ve been humbled by all of you inquiring about my whereabouts. Thank you so much and see you in a few months.”

That would keep Izaguirre off the air during the November ratings “sweeps,” which begin on Oct. 25th and run through Nov. 21st.

In her absence, TEGNA anchor/reporter Marie Saavedra has been co-anchoring with John McCaa, who recently announced that he’ll be retiring in March.

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