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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., June 5-6) -- NBC keeps rolling with variety/dance bloc

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NBC’s America’s Got Talent crushed everything else in sight Tuesday night before the Peacock’s second episode of World of Dance held steady in the 9 p.m. hour.

AGT drew 312,657 D-FW viewers while also leading all prime-time programming among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (80,178 viewers).

World of Dance then took command at 9 p.m. with 218,133 total viewers and 67,349 in the 18-to-49 age range. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast ranked a solid second at that hour in both ratings measurements.

ABC’s fourth episode of Downward Dog, a personal fave, again fought for its life by ranking second from 7 to 7:30 p.m. with 18-to-49-year-olds. But it competed opposite reruns on CBS and Fox while drawing a very smallish 19,243 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm.

On Monday, CBS’ Scorpion repeat led all prime-time programming with an average of 152,693 total viewers. Still, NBC’s Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins had the night’s top peak audience of 174,506 viewers between 9:45 and 10 p.m. The matchup drew an average of 138,151 viewers overall.

NBC is quite happy with those numbers, and even more pleased with hockey’s stronger performance among 18-to-49-year-olds. It beat all Monday night programming in that key demographic with an average of 60,935 viewers. The Stanley Cup Final is now tied at two games apiece, with all remaining match ups airing on the NBC broadcast network rather than the Peacock’s comparatively invisible cable sports channel.

Also, ABC’s new Still Star-Crossed continued to die in the 9 p.m. hour with 36,356 total viewers and a next-to-nothing 2,886 in the 18-to-49 realm. In that context, Downward Dog is a ratings Colossus.

Here are the Monday and Tuesday local news derby results.

Monday -- CBS11 nipped TEGNA8 for the top spot at 10 p.m. in total viewers while NBC5 corralled the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to the Peacock in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Tuesday -- TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., with Fox4 tops among 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 frittered away its 9:45 to 10 p.m. lead-in advantage from World of Dance to respectively run second and third.

The 6 a.m. firsts were split between Fox4 in total viewers and NBC5 in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic.

NBC5 otherwise enjoyed the early evening, with sweeps at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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