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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 28) -- Trumpathon

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A more measured and statesmanlike “TelePrompTer Trump” emerged Tuesday night as the new President made his first address to Congress.

Generally positive reviews followed, although the network polarization continued. Fox News Channel drew the most viewers for the speech, which ran from 8:09 to 9:09 p.m. MSNBC placed last among the eight major networks covering the speech. The NBC broadcast network ran a solid second after its coverage benefited from a big lead-in advantage from The Voice, which hammered the competition from 7 to 8 p.m. Here’s the breakdown in total D-FW viewers.

Fox News Channel -- 254,489
NBC -- 218,133
Fox -- 159,964
CBS -- 145,422
ABC -- 123,609
Univision -- 116,338
CNN -- 87,253
PBS -- 43,627
MSNBC -- 29,084

The Voice drew 334,471 viewers to lead all prime-time programming on any single network.

Here are the local news derby results for the penultimate day of the February ratings “sweeps,” which end on Wednesday.

NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The Peacock also ran the table at 6 a.m. and had the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m.

NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. while Fox4 broke through with a 5 p.m. win in that measurement.

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