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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Sun., Dec. 3-9) -- Cowboys still zooming on up

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Last year at this time, the downtrodden Dallas Cowboys hit a season low when a 30-10 win over the New York Giants drew the smallest crowd of the 2017 regular season.

But Sunday’s Game 13, in which Dallas established a seeming iron grip on the NFC East division lead, had a solid case of ratings happy pants. Fox’s mid-afternoon to early evening national game, a 29-23 overtime win over the Philadelphia Eagles, averaged 1,349,626 D-FW viewers and 443,822 within the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old age range. That compares to just 904,507 total viewers for last year’s Game 13, with 321,422 in the 18-to-49 realm for a noon starter on Fox.

The Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day home win against the Washington Redskins is still this season’s high point, with 1,651,886 total viewers.

NBC’s Sunday Night Football matchup, in which the Chicago Bears shackled the usually high-scoring Los Angeles Rams, ranked second for the day with 506,110 total viewers.

On Saturday, CBS’ Army-Navy game led all TV attractions with 217,908 total viewers. Army won 17-10, its third straight victory after losing 14 straight years to the Midshipmen.

Friday’s prime-time pacesetter in total viewers as usual was CBS’ Blue Bloods, with 231,967 viewers in the 9 p.m. hour. Fox’s 7:30 p.m. episode of The Cool Kids reigned among 18-to-49ers with 39,250.

OK, let’s just fast-forward to a catchup round for the Monday through Friday local news derby results. (Personal note: your friendly content provider is newly returned from Tulum, Mexico, where son Sam and his fiancee Chere were married Saturday in a magnificent beachside ceremony.)

Monday -- TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 led among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. competitions and also won with 25-to-year-olds at 5 p.m. NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m.

Tuesday -- CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and Fox4 again was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 also swept the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. races. CBS11 ranked No. 1 in total viewers at 6 p.m. while Fox4 and NBC5 shared the 25-to-54 lead.

Wednesday -- Fox4 came within a hair of a very rare double grand slam, sweeping the 10 p.m., 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions while adding a 6 p.m. win with 25-to-54-year-olds. But TEGNA8 narrowly won in total viewers at 6 p.m., with Fox4 second.

Thursday -- TEGNA8 won a down-sized three way race in total viewers while NBC5 took the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds. Fox4 was otherwise occupied with its network’s dismal Tennessee Titans-Jacksonville Jaguars game.

Fox4 as usual/always had twin wins at 6 a.m. CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while the Peacock and TEGNA8 shared the 25-to-54 spoils. At 5 p.m., NBC5 won in total viewers and tied Fox4 for first place with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Friday -- Fox4 had another big day, winning across the board among 25-to-54-year-olds and also ranking first in total viewers at both 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. TEGNA8 broke the spell by drawing the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while NBC5 ran first in that measurement at 5 p.m.

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