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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., June 15-17) -- U.S. Open scores highest on a sleepy Father's Day

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Turn-off commentary by Fox’s Joe “What a shot” Buck and the absence of some of golf’s biggest names may have kept the ratings a bit down for Sunday’s final round of the U.S. Open.

But a 15-minute segment, from 4:45 to 5 p.m., still drew the most Father’s Day eyeballs, with 213,663 D-FW viewers. The closing hour of last year’s Open drew 218,133 viewers.

Overall, the Open averaged 128,198 viewers for Fox’s elongated coverage, with 43,688 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range. The latter number also was enough to outdraw any other Sunday TV attraction in this key demographic.

CBS’ 60 Minutes averaged the most total viewers overall (199,419).

CBS’ 9 p.m. repeat of Blue Bloods led Friday’s time parade in total viewers with 135,320. Among 18-to-49ers, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and ABC’s 20/20 ranked highest with 21,844 viewers apiece.

Here are Friday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 rolled to twin wins at 10 p.m. in total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 did likewise at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and NBC5 in the 25-to-54 age range. Fox4’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts again were wiped out by Fox’s U.S. Open coverage.

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