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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Feb. 15) -- Doubt premiere leaves doubts

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The new CBS legal drama Doubt at best left a hung jury in Wednesday’s D-FW Nielsens.

Starring Katherine Heigl as a defense attorney whose showcase client is also her lover, Doubt opened at 9 p.m. with 123,609 viewers and 25,657 in the advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

That was good enough to outdraw ABC’s competing Match Game (just about anything is), but otherwise bad enough for third place at 9 p.m. among the Big Four broadcast networks. NBC’s Chicago Fire led at that hour in total viewers with a hardly imposing 159,964 while Fox4’s local newscast was more comfortably on top with 18-to-49-year-olds (51,314).

The Fox network’s Lethal Weapon ranked as the top overall prime-time attraction in both total viewers (269,031) and 18-to-49-year-olds (83,385).

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results at the halfway point of the 20-weekday February “sweeps.”

TEGNA8’s 10 p.m. newscast continued to impressively rebound from skimpy ABC lead-ins, at least in total viewers. It won in that measurement but slipped to a fairly distant third behind frontrunner NBC5 and runner-up Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and TEGNA8 placed first in total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m. The 25-to-54 wins went to NBC5 at 5 p.m. and Fox4 at 6 p.m.

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