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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 3) -- ABC struggles with two premieres

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Flush from a big Monday night for its new The Good Doctor, ABC got flushed Tuesday night with the premieres of The Mayor and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

In the Big Four broadcast network universe, both shows ran last from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49 age range. Among total D-FW viewers, The Mayor took the bronze ahead of Fox’s competing Brooklyn Nine-Nine while Kevin tied for third with NBC’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders.

NBC had the top overall draw with its 7 p.m. episode of The Voice, which drew 313,372 total viewers. The Peacock’s following This Is Us had Tuesday’s highest score among 18-to-49-year-olds with 96,739. Both shows swept their time slots.

At 9 p.m., CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans won in total viewers (220,785) while Fox4’s local newscast lured the most 18-to-49-year-olds (46,809).

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 enjoyed some rarefied air for a change by winning at 10 p.m. in total viewers while running a close second to Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 returned to its accustomed top spot at 6 a.m. with twin wins and NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and the Peacock among 25-to-54-year-olds.

LOCAL TV NEWS NOTE -- Former NBC5 anchor/reporter Amanda Guerra has been named co-anchor of the KRLD Morning News, joining the AM radio station’s incumbents, Scott Sams and Mike Rogers, from 5 to 10 a.m. weekdays. KRLD program director Paul Mann made the announcement Wednesday.

Guerra has been a midday news anchor and reporter for the past year with KRLD. She replaces Melissa Harrison, who earlier left the morning shift to spend more time with her family, according to the station.

Guerra left NBC5 in March 2016 after almost a five-year stay. On her closing Sunday, 10 p.m. newscast, Guerra tearfully told her colleagues, “I’m going to go spend some time with my family.”

She’s a graduate of Dallas’ Ursuline Academy and has a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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