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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 22) -- dull NFL game still throws a spiral

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The Seattle Seahawks’ 20-3 mauling of the pathetic San Francisco Punters dominated Thursday’s prime-time ratings against first-run entertainment programming on rival broadcast networks.

Thursday Night Football on CBS averaged 339,955 D-FW viewers and the NFL Network simulcast tacked on another 56,669. Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, the night-long winning numbers were 174,664 viewers on CBS and an extra 22,230 on NFL Net.

ABC’s 7 p.m. episode of Grey’s Anatomy, which dodged part of Thursday Night Football, was the distant runner-up in total viewers with 177,060. The long-running hospital soaper also ran second with 18-to-49-year-olds (85,744).

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won the downsized 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual scored twin wins at 6 a.m. At 6 p.m., NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the most total viewers but the Peacock was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 nipped Fox4 for the total viewers lead at 5 p.m. while TEGNA8 prevailed with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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