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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., June 2) -- tiny town audience for Talent's stop in Dallas

America's Got Talent devoted its entire hour Wednesday to previously taped auditions in Dallas. Yeah, so?

NBC's summertime juggernaut barely won its 8 p.m. time slot, drawing 183,230 D-FW viewers to edge the second hour of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (169,658 viewers). But among advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds, Dance drubbed Talent by a score of 94,586 to 71,755.

Those are sharp audience fall-offs from Tuesday night's two-hour season premiere of Talent, which had 278,238 total viewers and 150,034 in the 18-to-49 age range. Maybe D-FW doesn't like to watch itself. Naw, that can't be it. The guy who set off an explosive near his crotch was pure entertainment, even if he didn't get invited back.

In other Tuesday results, the first hour of Dance won at 7 p.m. in both total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds. At 9 p.m., Fox4's local newscast tied NBC's Law & Order: SVU for the lead in both ratings measurements.

A new 9 p.m. episode of ABC's canceled Happy Town had the smallest overall audience among the Big Four broadcast networks, drawing just 54,290 total viewers.

WFAA8's 10 p.m. newscast tried to trampoline off that abysmal lead-in, but fell short of first-place CBS11 in total viewers. Fox4 topped the 10 p.m. field among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. NBC5 was a close second in that measurement while WFAA8 fell to fourth.

At 6 a.m., the Peacock rang up another pair of twin wins against arch rival Fox4. NBC5 also swept the 5 p.m. news competitions. The 6 p.m. golds were split between CBS11 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

WFAA8 had an especially dismal day in the 25-to-54 measurement, running last at 6 a.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. while managing a bronze at 6 p.m.