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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 20) -- the Horror, the Horror

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Thursday Night Football prevailed as usual in prime-time while Fox’s ambitious and heavily promoted re-make of The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the most part was frighteningly mediocre in the D-FW Nielsen ratings.

The Green Bay Packers’ win over the Chicago (Teddy) Bears, which ran until 10:37 p.m., averaged 298,115 viewers on CBS and added another 94,524 for the NFL Net simulcast. Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, CBS had 118,663 viewers and the NFL Net, 54,521.

Rocky Horror, airing in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot, drew 109,067 total viewers. Among the Big Four broadcast networks, that was still good enough to beat NBC’s 7 to 8 p.m. combo of Superstore and The Good Place, and ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of the dying Notorious.

In the 18-to-49 age range, Rocky Horror had 48,107 viewers, outdrawing the two NBC comedies, the Peacock’s Chicago Med and Notorious.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 edged NBC5 at 10 p.m. for the most total viewers in a downsized three-way race, but the Peacock won by a comfy margin with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had the most total viewers at 6 a.m. while NBC5 again was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

TEGNA8 swept the 6 p.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m.

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