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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., May 22-23) -- Fox4's 9 p.m. news again is leader of prime-time pack

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The May ratings “sweeps” are over, but on the night after it was the same story for Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.

It paced all of Thursday’s prime-time TV attractions with 168,703 D-FW viewers and 54,346 within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.

Early in the night, ABC scored by digging up Farah Fawcett for a two-hour special that won the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in total viewers (154,645) and tied Fox’s competing Paradise Hotel for the lead among 18-to-49ers (27,173 apiece).

On Wednesday, the last day of the sweeps, NBC’s prime-time Chicago trilogy (Med, Fire, P.D.) led from start to stop in total viewers, with P.D. pulling in the biggest haul of 224,938. ABC’s reenactments of All in the Family and The Jeffersons also did well, running a solid second in total viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. before Whiskey Cavalier drooped to a last place finish among the Big Four broadcast networks at 9 p.m.

In the 18-to-49-year-old arena, ABC took the top spot from 7 to 9 p.m., with Fox4’s local newscast then controlling the 9 p.m. hour.

Here are the Wednesday-Thursday local news derby results.

Wednesday -- CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 cruised to twin wins at 6 a.m. and NBC5 swept the 6 p.m. races. The two stations split the 5 p.m. firsts, with the Peacock tops in total viewers and Fox4 winning with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Thursday -- Two stations split all the spoils. WFAA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and also at 5 and 6 p.m. Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and pulled in the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

LOCAL TV NEWS NOTE: -- Carolyn Mungo has been promoted from executive news director at WFAA8 to vice president and station manager of the Dallas-based, TEGNA-owned station. She’ll continue to report to president and general manager Brad Ramsey, whose new duties will include spread-eagling himself as senior vice president overseeing TEGNA’s TV stations in Austin and San Antonio (KVUE and KENS respectively).

in a memo, TEGNA executive vice president and chief operating officer Lynn Beall said that Mungo’s “efforts to innovate, experiment and build a deep and loyal connection with DFW audiences across platforms make her perfectly suited for this leadership role at WFAA.”

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