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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Nov. 14-15) -- football and country music call the tunes

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Your friendly content provider’s native state Green Bay Packers lost another could-have-won game on the road Thursday on Fox’s prime-time stage.

The Seattle Seahawks’ comeback 27-24 win dominated the ratings, drawing 414,729 total viewers and 126,806 within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range. This doesn’t include the largely inconsequential add-ons from the NFL Net’s simulcast, which peaked at 56,234 total viewers and 33,211 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Wednesday’s prime-time festivities were paced by ABC’s three-hour Country Music Association Awards, which drew 260,084 total viewers and 75,480 in the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are the Wednesday and Thursday local news derby results for the 15th and 16th weekdays of the November “sweeps” ratings period, which runs through Thanksgiving eve.

Wednesday -- Capitalizing on a rare plus-sized 9 p.m. lead-in from the ABC network, TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers and edged Fox4 for first place with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m.

CBS11 topped the 6 p.m. competitions in total viewers while sharing the 25-to-54-year-old lead with NBC5.

Thursday -- NBC5 drew the most total viewers in a downsized three-way 10 p.m. race, and TEGNA8 was No.1 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 extended its now seven-and-half month winning streak with twin wins at 6 a.m. and NBC5 again had a doubleheader win at 5 p.m. TEGNA8 countered with a 6 p.m. sweep in both audience measurements.

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