powered by FreeFind

Apple iTunes


Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Aug. 28-29) -- NBC reality competitions, Fox4 news split prime-time spoils

@unclebarkycom on Twitter
NBC’s “reality competition” regulars, American Ninja Warrior and America’s Got Talent, controlled the first two hours of prime-time on Monday and Tuesday before audiences shifted to Fox4’s Hurricane Harvey-infused 9 p.m. local newscasts.

AGT hit Tuesday’s high with 312,657 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. while also leading those two hours with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (70,556).

Fox4 was tops in total viewers at 9 p.m. with 189,048 and scored Tuesday’s prime-time high among 18-to-49-year-olds (76,970) before the station’s late-night 10 p.m. news took it up a notch to 83,385 viewers in the key 18-to-49 age range.

The Texas Rangers, transplanted to Tampa Bay for their 10-2 win against the Houston Astros, drew a deflated crowd of 87,253 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest.

In Monday’s prime-time Nielsens, the Peacock network’s Ninja Warrior drew the most total viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. (159,964) and also won among 18-to-49-year-olds with 76,970 viewers.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. news then set the prime-time high in total viewers (203,591) while also again winning its time slot with 18-to-49-year-olds (60,935).

Over on Bravo, the third episode of Real Housewives of Dallas’s second season again drew little attention in the 9 p.m. hour. It had 40,718 total viewers, falling from the 48,716 for Bravo’s preceding dollop of Real Housewives of Orange County. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, RHOD had 19,884 viewers and Orange County, 26,298.

Here are the local news derby results.

Monday -- TEGNA8 scored twin wins at 10 p.m. in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. firsts went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Tuesday -- Fox4 and TEGNA8 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 dominated among 25-to-54-year-olds.

The 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. sweeps again respectively went to Fox4 and NBC5. At 6 p.m., NBC5 led in total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Email comments or questions to: unclebarky@verizon.net