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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Wed., Feb. 6-7) -- Viewers still dialing 9-1-1

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Fox’s pre-Olympics midseason surge is still being paced by the new 9-1-1 while CBS also made a mark Wednesday night with the launch of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.

The 8 p.m. episode of 9-1-1 led all prime-time TV attractions in both total D-FW viewers (284,884) and advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (109,221).

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, BB: Celebrity Edition, in which well-traveled, attention-craving Omarosa Manigault is the biggest name, won its time slot with 199,419 total viewers and 78,015 in the 18-to-49 age range. The 9 p.m. winner, Fox4’s local newscast, drew 206,541 total viewers, with 71,774 of them in the 18-to-49 realm.

ABC had a rough night with across-the-board last place finishes in the Big Four broadcast network universe. For the record, ABC bombed with the Disney movie Inside Out and The Match Game. The latter had a minuscule 9,362 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm.

Fox’s The X-Files reboot also continued to languish at 7 p.m., drawing well fewer than one-third the viewers for 9-1-1 in the key 18-to-49 demographic.

On Tuesday night, CBS’ NCIS led all prime-time programming with 377,471 viewers in the 7 p.m. hour while the network’s following Bull surprisingly edged NBC’s This Is Us in total viewers by a score of 306,250 to 292,006. But This Is Us easily had the night’s biggest haul of 18-to-49-year-olds (149,789) while Bull faded to horizontal with 31,206.

Fox4’s local news again took the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements, but with a paper-thin margin in total viewers over CBS’ competing NCIS: New Orleans -- 242,151 to 235,029. Still, a homegrown newscast outdrawing a new episode of one of CBS’ most popular series remains a notable achievement.

Here are the four-way local news derby results.

Tuesday -- CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds at both 5 and 6 p.m. The total viewers golds went to NBC5 at 5 p.m. and TEGNA8 at 6 p.m.

Wednesday -- Fox4 ran the table at 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., and added a first place finish with 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m.

NBC5 chalked up a total viewers win at 5 p.m. and also had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

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