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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Sept. 22) -- Thursday Night Football diffuses premieres of Pitch, Notorious

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The New England Patriots and their third string quarterback humiliated the inept Houston Texans 27-0 on Thursday Night Football. No matter. The ratings remained solid and punched out the premieres of new drama series on Fox and ABC.

TNF averaged 283,296 D-FW viewers on CBS and added 113,318 for the NFL Network simulcast.

Among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, the respective totals were 123,852 and 76,217 viewers.

Fox’s 8 p.m. launch of the baseball drama Pitch took the bronze at that hour in total viewers with 155,813 while ABC’s competing debut of Notorious ran last among the Big Four broadcast networks with 134,566. NBC’s season premiere of Chicago Med placed a healthy second with 184,142 total viewers and also took the silver among 18-to-49-year-olds (60,338). Pitch (44,460) and Notorious (34,933) trailed in that key audience demographic.

At 9 p.m. Fox4’s local newscast impressively ran second in both audience measurements, beating season premieres of NBC’s The Blacklist and ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the total viewers lead in a downsized three-way 10 p.m. race, but the Peacock was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. while NBC5 swept the 6 p.m. competitions.

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