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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 28) -- World Series wins the night among Big Four broadcast networks

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Not nearly as dramatic as Game 1 -- and more than two hours shorter -- Game 2 of the World Series nonetheless ranked as Wednesday’s top draw among the Big Four broadcast networks.

The Kansas City Royals’ 7-1 over the New York Mets on Fox averaged 290,378 D-FW viewers and 111,150 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. In comparison, the previous Wednesday’s episode of the Fox blockbuster Empire amassed 502,850 total viewers, with 263,583 in the 18-to-49 age range.

D-FW ratings for CNBC’s heavily criticized, competing Republican presidential candidate debate were not available locally. (Nationally, though, the debate averaged 14 million viewers, according to CNBC, while the World Series had 12.5 million viewers.)

In the broadcast network arena, NBC’s 7 p.m. episode of The Mysteries of Laura had the most total D-FW viewers opposite the World Series with 198,307. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of Modern Family was the runner-up with 66,690.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the Dallas Mavericks opened their season with a late night road win at Phoenix. The game drew just 63,742 total viewers and 28,581 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results on the eve of the November “sweeps” ratings period.

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

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 6 p.m. Fox4 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and tied NBC5 for the lead among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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