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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Nov. 16) -- another big night for Empire-fueled Fox/Fox4

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Fox’s Empire continues to rule with an iron fist.

Wednesday’s 8 p.m. episode drew 392,639 D-FW viewers, easily the best showing of any prime-time or otherwise TV attraction. It also was tops with 18-to-49-year-olds, with 166,769 viewers in this key audience demographic.

Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast reaped the lead-in benefits, winning the hour in both total viewers (269,031) and 18-to-49-year-olds (93,006).

At 7 p.m., Fox’s Lethal Weapon won its time slot in total viewers with 305,386. ABC’s competing episode of The Goldbergs rose up to tie Lethal Weapon among 18-to-49-year-olds from 7 to 7:30 p.m. (64,142 viewers apiece) before the second half of LW beat all competing programming.

ABC’s 9 p.m. attraction, Designated Survivor, faded to a fourth place finish with 18-to-49-year-olds while tying for third place in total viewers with CBS’ competing Code Black (138,151 each).

Here are the local news derby results for the 15th weekday of the November “sweeps,” which end on the day before Thanksgiving.

TEGNA8 claimed its first sweeps win at 10 p.m. in total viewers by edging Fox4. But Fox4 easily drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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