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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 29) -- CBS rolls with this season's last Thursday Night Football game

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The first day of the November “sweeps” ratings period also marked this season’s last edition of Thursday Night Football on CBS.

The New England Patriots’ clubbing of the Miami Dolphins, which ran until 10:28 p.m., also punched out all competing programming. The game averaged 276,214 total viewers and 142,907 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. The NFL Network’s simulcast tacked on another 70,824 total viewers, with 47,636 in the 18-to-49 age range. NFL Net now will exclusively carry the rest of the Thursday night schedule, with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms remaining in the booth.

On Fox Sports 1, TCU’s rout of West Virginia was no match for the NFL. It drew 113,318 total viewers and 25,406 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. Over on TNT, the Dallas Mavericks’ late night loss to the L.A. Clippers had respective totals of 92,071 and 66,690 viewers.

Thursday night’s top non-sports attractions were ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of Scandal in total viewers (191,225) and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast in the 18-to-49 realm (66,690).

Here are the local news derby results on the first day of the November “sweeps.”

TEGNA8 won the downsized three-way 10 p.m. competition in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the most viewers at 6 p.m. while Fox4 and NBC shared the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds.

At 5 p.m. the golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 measurement.

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