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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Jan. 18) -- something for everyone

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The prime-time pie got split four ways Thursday, with CBS getting the biggest portion while ABC and NBC got little tastes.

CBS’ The Big Bang Theory as usual ranked as the night’s biggest scorer, both in total D-FW viewers (391,716) and among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds (109,221). The network’s Young Sheldon, Mom and Life In Pieces also won in total viewers from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The second half of ABC’s Grey Anatomy snuck in for an 18-to-49 win from 7:30 to 8 p.m. And NBC’s Will & Grace pulled in the most 18-to-49-year-olds from 8 to 8:30 p.m. before Life In Pieces trampolined upward to win on that scorecard from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

After again getting little help from Fox’s two-hour chunk of The Four: Battle for Stardom, Fox4’s 9 p.m. newscast rebounded to comfortably win at that hour in both ratings measurements. The news had more than twice as many 18-to-49-year-olds -- 84,256 -- as The Four (40,568).

Here are Thursday’s four-way local news derby results.

TEGNA8 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 notched another pair of 6 a.m. wins and NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. firsts went to CBS11 in total viewers and the Peacock among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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