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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., June 1) -- smallish audiences for return of Think You Can Dance, premiere of Whispers

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Fox’s 12th season premiere of So You Think You Can Dance, with new judge Paula Abdul and including auditions from Dallas, ended up a wallflower in the D-FW Nielsen ratings.

ABC’s premiere of the paranormal drama The Whispers fared no better in the 9 p.m. slot on a night without Texas Rangers baseball or the NBA or Stanley Cup Finals.

Dance drew 111,584 viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. to run fourth among the Big Four broadcast networks. In the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic, it outdrew only CBS’ 8 p.m. repeat of Scorpion.

Whispers had 125,532 total viewers and 37,846 in the 18-to-49 range. it beat only CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles rerun in the 18-to-49 realm while placing fourth in the overall Nielsens.

CBS won from 7 to 8 p.m. in total viewers with reprises of 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly before NBC’s American Ninja Warrior took the 8 p.m. hour and Fox4’s local newscast ran first at 9 p.m.

Ninja Warrior won its entire two hours with 18-to-49-year-olds before the Peacock’s The Island with Bear Gryls ran first at 9 p.m. in that measurement.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

Gannett8 comfortably won in total viewers at 10 p.m. and nipped Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 notched another pair of 6 a.m. wins while CBS11’s debut of co-anchor Russ McCaskey tied Gannett8 for third place in total viewers and had the bronze to itself with 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m., with Fox4 the 25-to-54 champ. The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and CBS11 in the 25-to-54 realm.

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