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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Dec. 23) -- NFL again makes merry

The San Francisco 49ers’ final regular season game at Candlestick Park was more than enough to light up Monday’s D-FW Nielsens.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football was the beneficiary, racking up a night’s best 326,660 viewers for the 49ers’ win over lowly Atlanta. The game also ranked No. 1 among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

Among the Big Four broadcast networks, NBC’s season finale of The Sing-Off fared best with 163,330 total viewers in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot. It likewise had the most 18-to-49-year-olds, with ABC, CBS and Fox all way behind

Here are Monday’s local news derby results:

WFAA8, which now officially has changed ownership hands from Dallas-based Belo to far-off Gannett, rang up another pair of 10 p.m. wins in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers and shared the top spot with NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock ran the table at 6 p.m. and added a 5 p.m. win in total viewers. CBS11 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m.

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