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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Nov. 20-21) -- NFL rolls up another big score

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Fox’s latest edition of Thursday Night Football romped to another start-to-stop ratings win with its offering of the Houston Texans-Indianapolis Colts matchup.

The Texans’ narrow win averaged 374,088 D-FW viewers and 157,553 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. And this doesn’t even include the extra viewers tacked on by the NFL Net’s simulcast.

Thursday night’s distant overall runner-up attraction, CBS’ 7 p.m. episode of Young Sheldon, drew 244,858 total viewers. ABC’s competing hour of Grey’s Anatomy ran second in the 18-to-49 realm with 57,292 viewers.

In Wednesday’s prime-time festivities, Fox’s The Masked Singer narrowly took the total viewers crown with 248,258, nipping NBC’s competing Chicago Med (244,177). The two shows squared off in the 7 p.m. slot before ratings drooped for the rest of the night. Masked Singer had the top spot among 18-to-49ers to itself, luring 80,209.

The prime-time, 10-way Democratic presidential candidate debate on MSNBC averaged 95,222 total viewers.

Here are the local news derby results for Wednesday and Thursday, with the November “sweeps” now having just four weekdays left before ending on Thanksgiving eve.

Wednesday -- WFAA8 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added 5 and 6 p.m. wins with 25-to-54-year-olds. Both of the early evening total viewers golds went to WFAA8.

Thursday -- In a downsized 10 p.m. race, WFAA8 ran first in total viewers and NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds.

At 6 a.m., Fox4 rolled to two more twin wins and now seems assured of retaining its long held crown after what initially looked to be a tight three-way race. WFAA8 had high hopes going into the sweeps, but a continuing slump now looks more likely to land the station in third place in both ratings measurements behind runner-up NBC5.

The 6 p.m. wins went to WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 took the total viewers crown at 5 p.m., with Fox4 again running first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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