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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Wed., May 30-31) -- gotta sing, gotta dance -- again

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Wednesday’s prime-time numbers were largely inconsequential. But Tuesday brought the premiere of Jennifer Lopez’s World of Dance, which high-stepped it for NBC.

World of Dance drew 247,217 D-FW viewers in the 9 p.m. hour while also dominating among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (86,592).

The Peacock’s preceding 7 to 9 p.m. season premiere of America’s Got Talent, with new host Tyra Banks, also won easily with 18-to-49-year-olds (76,970) and had Tuesday’s biggest haul of total viewers (269,031). Still, its slower-starting first hour was outdrawn by CBS’ competing NCIS repeat, which had 254,489 viewers.

Leading into a batch of ABC reruns, the 7 p.m. third episode of Downward Dog was the network’s biggest draw in both total viewers (72,711) and 18-to-49-year-olds (25,637). But it still ran last in its time slot among the Big Four broadcast networks.

ABC will have a big night, Thursday, though, with Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

Here are the Tuesday and Wednesday local news derby results.

Tuesday -- TEGNA8 overcame NBC5’s significant lead-in advantage to impressively win at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added 5 and 6 p.m. firsts among 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 and CBS11 shared the 10 p.m. spoils in total viewers but Fox4 dominated in the 25-to-54 demographic.

Fox4 won in total viewers at 6 a.m. while NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and NBC5 in the 25-to-54 realm. At 5 p.m., the Peacock prevailed in total viewers and Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds.

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