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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., April 13-15) -- Rangers still a force on three different channels

The Rangers' weekend sweep of the Twins -- sequentially on TXA21, Fox and Fox Sports Southwest -- swept its time periods as well during both daytime and after dark.

Friday night's Rangers-Twins opener averaged 203,223 D-FW viewers in beating all competing programming.

The Saturday afternoon win, on Fox, rolled up the biggest viewer total with 291,286. Yu Darvish started. Thus the ratings bump.

Sunday's early afternoon tilt on Fox Sports Southwest drew 243,868 viewers, outpointing the first half of ABC's Dallas Mavericks-Los Angeles Lakers game in head-to-head competition. The Mavs' tough overtime loss overall averaged more viewers, with 264,190.

On another sports front, Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup oval-athon at Texas Motor Speedway had 182,901 viewers on Fox.

OK, let's U-turn to Sunday's premiere of CBS' latest cop series, NYC 22. It walked two beats, winning its 9 p.m. slot in total viewers (223,545) while plunging to fourth place with advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds. ABC's Dallas-set GCB won that battle.

ABC's new made-for-TV Titanic splash had just 67,741 viewers for its three-hour Saturday night installment before washing ashore with 74,515 for Sunday night's one-hour conclusion in the 8 p.m. hour.

The 60 Minutes tribute to Mike Wallace easily won its Sunday 6 p.m. hour with 203,223 total viewers while also prevailing by a narrower margin in the 18-to-49 demographic.

In Friday's four-way local news derby results, CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers but Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

There otherwise were three sweeps. Fox4 had a doubleheader win at 6 a.m., as did NBC5 at 5 p.m. and WFAA8 at 6 p.m.