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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., Feb. 20-21) -- two old-timers rule Thursday while The Masked Singer again dominates Wednesday

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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, nearing the end of its 12th and final season, and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, now in its 15h, continued to light up Thursday’s ratings charts.

Big Bang ranked No. 1 for the night in total D-FW viewers with 302,260 while Grey’s had prime-time’s biggest haul of advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (69,442).

In Wednesday’s prime-time festivities, Fox’s The Masked Singer piled up bigger numbers in both ratings measurements, leading all programming with 337,406 total viewers and 117,749 within the 18-to-49 motherlode. Capitalizing on Masked Singer’s lead-in strength, Fox4’s following local newscast then dominated the 9 p.m. hour with 238,996 total viewers and 93,595 in the 18-to-49-year-old realm.

Here are the local news derby results for the 15th and 16th weekdays of the February “sweeps” ratings period, which ends Wednesday.

Wednesday -- Fox4 had a big day, sweeping the 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. competitions in total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). The station also ran first at 5 and 6 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 won in total viewers at 5 p.m. and WFAA8 took the 6 p.m. top spot in that measurement.

Thursday -- CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers, with Fox4 first with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again ran roughshod over the opposition at 6 a.m. with another pair of not-even-close wins.

The 6 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds. Fox4 and the Peacock tied for the 5 p.m. lead in total viewers while Fox4 had first place to itself with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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