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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., July 25) -- more riches for Rangers

NBC's Olympics telecasts likely will be ruling prime-time from Friday's opening ceremonies through mid-August. But the Texas Rangers got in one last lick Wednesday with their last pre-Summer Games game.

Texas' 5-3 home win over Boston on Fox Sports Southwest topped all of Wednesday's TV fare with 270,964 D-FW viewers. The Rangers also had the most advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds -- 105,676.

Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast and CBS11's syndicated Wheel of Fortune placed second in total viewers (203,223 apiece) while Fox4's 10 p.m. news was the runner-up with 18-to-49-year-olds (80,058).

NBC's 9 p.m. Jimmy Fallon special had just 88,063 total viewers, losing half the audience from NBC's preceding America's Got Talent (176,127 viewers). It fared a bit better with 18-to-49-year-olds, running third in its time slot behind the Rangers and Fox4's news.

In Wednesday's four-way local news derby results, CBS11 took the 10 p.m. gold in total viewers, but Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 ran the table at both 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. while WFAA8 did likewise at 6 p.m.