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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., May 16) -- Idol surges past Yu tube

Nearing the Season 11 finish line, Fox's American Idol percolated in Wednesday night's D-FW Nielsens with 447,091 viewers from 7 to 9 p.m.

That easily led all programming, with CBS' two-hour Criminal Minds season finale placing second overall with 318,383 viewers while the Texas Rangers' Yu Darvish-powered win over Oakland averaged 250,642 viewers.

Idol and Fox4's following 9 p.m. local newscast swept their time periods among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

ABC's Revenge has been renewed for a second season, but continues to struggle at 9 p.m. in D-FW. Wednesday's new episode ran fifth in that slot in both ratings measurements.

In local news derby results, CBS11 again edged WFAA8 at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 ran a solid first among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 also scored two close wins at 6 a.m. in what remains a tight three-way battle with both NBC5 and WFAA8.

WFAA8 ran the table at 6 p.m., took the 5 p.m. competition among 25-to-54-year-olds and tied for first place with the Peacock in total viewers.