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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., April 6-8) -- Rangers/Masters vie for Sunday's biggest crowds

The Texas Rangers on ESPN's national stage out-hit The Masters' final round on CBS, although golf had the higher peak audience Sunday.

ESPN's Sunday night game of the week, with Texas shutting out the White Sox 5-0, averaged a very nice-sized 318,383 D-FW viewers. The high point came between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m., when 372,576 watched.

Earlier Sunday, The Masters went into overtime before Bubba Watson beat Louis Oosthuizen on their second playoff hole. Stretching until 6:33 p.m., golf averaged 264,190 viewers to run behind the Rangers. Its peak audience was bigger, though with 413,220 watching the final strokes and attendant after-party in the 6:30 to 6:45 increment.

The Rangers' Saturday night loss to Chicago on Fox Sports Southwest averaged 250,642 viewers while Friday afternoon's opening day win (also on FSS) drew 223,545 viewers.

In each instance, the Rangers easily won their time slot, even beating ABC's annual Easter season reprise of The Ten Commandments, which averaged 101,612 viewers Saturday night.

CBS again led Friday's prime-time parade with its regular lineup of Undercover Boss, CSI: NY and Blue Bloods. But ABC took the last two hours among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds with its menu of Prime Time: What Would You Do? and 20/20.

Friday's local news derby results went like this: WFAA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers but shared the top spot with NBC5 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

At 6 p.m., Fox4, WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for first in total viewers while Fox4 won outright with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 also ran first at 5 p.m. in total viewers but NBC5 had the edge among 25-to-54-year-olds.