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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Oct. 11-12) -- football beats baseball, and what else is new?

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The deciding Game 5 of the Chicago Cubs-Washington Nationals National League Division Series clashed with the Philadelphia Eagles-Carolina Panthers game on Thursday Night Football.

Baseball again struck out in D-FW.

The Eagles’ 28-23 win at Carolina, which ran until 10:46 p.m., averaged 277,762 viewers on CBS and added another 64,099 on NFL Net for a total of 341,861. The Cubs’ topsy turvy, 9-inning 9-8 win at Washington, a 4 hour, 37 minute marathon that went on and on to 11:45 p.m., averaged 113,954 viewers on TBS. Hand calculator technology says that’s one-third of the audience for a regular season NFL game.

Elsewhere Thursday, ABC’s 7 p.m. episode of Grey’s Anatomy was the runner-up attraction in prime-time with 206,541 total viewers and 78,015 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. NBC’s 8 p.m. entry, Will & Grace, also stayed solid with 185,174 total viewers and 74,894 in the 18-to-49 realm.

ABC’s 9 p.m. hour of How to Get Away with Murder continued to struggle with fourth-place time slot finishes in both ratings measurements. The network’s preceding Scandal, in its final season, likewise ran fourth with 18-to-49-year-olds in the Big Four broadcast network universe.

On Wednesday, Fox’s Empire drew its smallest audiences to date in both key ratings barometers, with 149,564 total viewers and 68,653 within the 18-to-49 motherlode. The onetime juggernaut again lost its 7 p.m. slot across the board to CBS’ competing Survivor.

As for The CW’s Dynasty re-do, well, it already pretty much looks DOA. The show’s 8 p.m. premiere was strictly still-life, with 14,244 total viewers and 624(!!!) in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are the local news derby results.

Wednesday -- Fox4 nearly pulled off an extremely rare double grand slam. The station swept the 6 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. competitions in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) while also running first at 10 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds. But NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., with Fox4 a close third.

Thursday -- TEGNA8 won a downsized three-way 10 p.m. race in total viewers but Fox4 again prevailed among 25-to-4-year-olds.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and added 5 and 6 p.m. wins with 25-to-54-year-olds. TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while Fox4 and NBC5 shared the total viewers gold at 5 p.m.

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