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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Thurs., Nov. 5-7) -- any NFL game will do, thank you

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Fox has prospered in prime-time this fall with a seven-game World Series, 9-1-1, The Masked Singer and, oh yeah, the biggest gift that keeps on giving.

That would be Thursday Night Football, in which the Oakland Raiders’ narrow win over the Los Angeles Chargers dominated everything else in sight with 374,088 D-FW viewers and 154,688 within the advertiser-prized 18-to-48-year-old age range. The runner-ups were CBS’ 7 p.m. Young Sheldon in total viewers (251,659) and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy with 18-to-49ers (77,344).

On Wednesday in prime-time, Fox’s two-hour dose of The Masked Singer led in both ratings measurements with 306,072 total viewers and 103,126 in the 18-to-49 realm. The lead-in boost helped Fox4’s local newscast cruise to a 9 p.m. win with 231,254 total viewers and 77,344 of the 18-to-49 persuasion.

Tuesday’s nighttime numbers were paced by CBS’ NCIS in total viewers (340,080) and a dominant showing among 18-to-49-year-olds by ABC’s two-hour live production of The Little Mermaid (137,501). Mermaid also scored in total viewers, running a solid second to NCIS with 299,270.

All of this failed to produce a hoped-for big boost for ABC’s 9 p.m. episode of Emergence, which ran last at 9 p.m. in total viewers (102,024) among the Big Four broadcast networks while perking up a bit to a third-place finish among 18-to-49ers (34,375).

OK, here are the Tuesday-Thursday local news derby results during the ongoing November “sweeps” ratings period.

Tuesday -- CBS11 notched a 10 p.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

WFAA8 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and also won in total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m. Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54--year-olds in both early evening races.

Wednesday -- NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 again prevailed with 25-to-54-year-olds.

WFAA8 continued to make some big noise in the early mornings with another 6 a.m. sweep while also again winning in total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m. Fox4 repeated its 5 and 6 p.m. firsts with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Thursday -- WFAA8 won a downsized three-way 10 p.m. competition in both measurements.

At 6 a.m., Fox4 edged back into the top spot in total viewers but was tied by WFAA8 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 had twin wins at 5 p.m. and also ran first at 6 p.m. in total viewers. Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m.

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