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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Jan. 17) -- 9-1-1 still rescuing Fox while X-Files keeps flailing

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Already renewed for a second season, Episode 3 of Fox’s 9-1-1 continued to perform Wednesday.

Handily winning its 8 p.m. slot, the semi-sudsy rescue drama also ranked as the day’s most-watched show with 227,907 D-FW viewers. But it slipped some with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, losing its first half-hour to ABC’s Modern Family and from 8:30 to 9 p.m. to the second half of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU. MF was the night’s biggest draw among 18-to-49ers with 65,533.

Fox’s 7 p.m. lead-off hitter, The X-Files, continued to falter with a last place finish in total viewers (113,954) among the Big Four broadcast networks. X-Files fared a bit better with 18-to-49-year-olds, placing third ahead of NBC’s competing The Blacklist. CBS’ The Amazing Race was the top 7 p.m. scorer in both ratings measurements.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast continued its string of strong showings with a sweep at that hour in total viewers and with 18-to-49-year-olds.

Over on FX, Part 1 of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story opened weakly at 9 p.m. with 21,663 total viewers and 9,362 within the 18-to-49 age range. Those numbers could improve significantly with later viewings via a variety of “platforms.”

And now for Wednesday’s local news derby results.

Fox4 enjoyed sweeps at both 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). And NBC5 basked in a doubleheader win at 5 p.m.

The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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