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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri., June 30 to Tues., July 4) -- going Fourth

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NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of Macy’s Fourth of July special topped Tuesday’s prime-time ratings while PBS drew a nice-sized crowd for its annual A Capitol Fourth festivities.

Macy’s mix of performances and fireworks pulled in 138,151 D-FW viewers. But just 19,243 were in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 age range. A condensed 9 to 10 p.m. reprise fell off in total viewers but upped its 18-to-49 audience to 32,071.

Over on KERA13, the 7 to 8:30 p.m. Capitol Fourth had 87,253 total viewers and 16,036 in the 18-to-49 realm. Those are big numbers for PBS.

Monday was mostly reruns in prime-time, but CBS hit the jackpot on Sunday night with a new Big Brother hour that lured a league-leading 203,591 total viewers and 96,213 within the 18-to-49 motherlode.

Friday’s top prime-time scorers were CBS’ Blue Bloods repeat in total viewers (138,151) and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast among 18-to-49-year-olds (41,692).

Here are Friday’s local news derby results, with Monday and Tuesday numbers both “thrown out” via holiday exemptions taken by all four competitors.

NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the top spot at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and added a 5 p.m. win with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 drew the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m. TEGNA8 prevailed at 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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