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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs-Sun., July 26-29) -- Big Brother still reigning on rivals' parades

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The most recent two episodes of CBS’ Big Brother again were the most-watched in both major ratings food groups.

Sunday’s 7 p.m. hour led all prime-time programming in both total D-FW viewers (199,419) and among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (102,980). And Thursday’s 8 p.m. episode likewise ranked fairest of them all with 170,930 total viewers and 78,015 within the 18-to-49 age range.

Nothing else came close among 18-to-49ers, but Fox4’s local 9 p.m. newscast ranked a competitive second in total viewers with 178,053 on Sunday night and 163,808 on Thursday.

Fox4’s news did emerge as Friday’s top overall prime-time draw with 106,832 total viewers while NBC’s Dateline had the most 18-to-49-year-olds (a skimpy 28,085).

Here are the Thursday and Friday local news derby results.

Thursday -- Fox4 swept the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. competitions in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). The station also added 5 and 6 p.m. wins in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic.

TEGNA8 ran first in total viewers at 6 p.m. and NBC5 won in that measurement at 5 p.m.

Friday -- Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the 10 p.m. top spot in total viewers while Fox4 had first place to itself with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The 6 a.m. sweep again went to Fox4. At 6 p.m., CBS11 had the edge in total viewers; NBC5 and TEGNA8 shared the 25-to-54 lead at the hour.

The 5 p.m. wins went to NBC5 in both competitions.

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