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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., June 17) -- NBC sings a merry tune while Rangers bulk back up

NBC dominated Monday among the Big Four broadcast networks with its final performance edition of this season’s The Voice and yet another hour of apprentice singing on The Winner Is.

The Texas Rangers also rediscovered their bats and ratings power with a badly needed 8-7 win over first-place Oakland.

The Voice commanded the 7 to 9 p.m. slot with 399,284 D-FW viewers and 169,038 of them in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49 demographic. Rangers-Oakland, which ended at 10:13 p.m. on cable’s Fox Sports Southwest, then took over the last hour of prime-time with 268,484 total viewers while The Winner Is called the tune among broadcast networks with 158,337 viewers.

The Rangers also won the 9 to 10 p.m. slot among 18-to-49-year-olds, with 95,682 viewers in this age range. Winner Is had 66,977 to lead the broadcasters.

The Rangers overall averaged 206,526 total viewers, with a peak TV crowd of 344,210 on hand for closer Joe Nathan’s scary save in the 9th. Texas had been on a ratings respirator for the team’s pitiful weekend series against Toronto, with both the Saturday and Sunday games drawing fewer than 90,000 viewers.

Prime-time’s biggest loser Monday was CW33’s comedy-laced 9 p.m. Nightcap newscast, which had 2,065 total viewers and “hashmarks” (no measurable audience) among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Fox also continued its summertime struggles. The network’s most-watched prime-time attraction, a new 7:30 p.m. episode of Goodwin Games, had 61,958 total viewers. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast, fed a piddling 20,653 viewers from the last 15 minutes of Anger Management, pole-vaulted to 103,263 viewers in finishing second among the Big Four broadcasters opposite CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 repeat (89,495) and a new hour of ABC’s Mistresses (75,726).

Here are Monday’s four-way local news derby results:

WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers but Fox4 reigned among 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 adding a 6 p.m. first in the 25-to-54 demographic. WFAA8 had the most viewers at 6 p.m.

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