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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., July 11) -- a low-scoring All-Star game on the field & otherwise

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Absent any Texas Rangers on the playing field, the American League’s 2-1 win over the National League fell hard on Fox to NBC’s competing combo of America’s Got Talent and World of Dance.

AGT easily led all prime-time programming Tuesday with 341,742 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. World of Dance then likewise beat the All-Star game with 225,404 viewers in the 9 p.m. hour. CBS’ 7 p.m. rerun of NCIS also outscored the game with 203,591 viewers.

Extending to 10 innings and running from 7:22 to 10:38 p.m., the All-Stars averaged 181,778 viewers, down significantly from last year’s crowd of 247,884 for the American League’s 4-2 victory. AGT conversely jumped from 254,966 viewers to last night’s 341,742.

The game also fell to an average of 57,728 viewers in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic, compared to 98,447 for last year’s All-Star encounter. AGT drew 64,142 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm before World of Dance had a night’s best of 73,763.

The closing innings of the game did manage to outdraw each of the 10 p.m. local newscasts on NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11. But the ratings nonetheless were pretty dismal, despite some extra Fox gimmickry that included interviewing two outfielders on the field of play while the game was in progress .

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. in a downsized three-way race while NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran first at 6 a.m. in total viewers, but the Peacock again was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

At 6 p.m., TEGNA8 took the total viewers gold and Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the total viewers lead at 5 p.m., with Fox4 again the 25-to-54 winner.

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