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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Mon., May 26-29) -- The Bachelorette smells a bit rosier

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Squaring off against NBC’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals instead of the finale of The Voice, ABC’s The Bachelorette added a bit of ratings punch to its second two-hour episode on Memorial Day night.

Aided by a local angle in rose-peddler Rachel Lindsay (a Dallas attorney), The Bachelorette won its 7 to 9 p.m. slot in both total D-FW viewers (152,693) and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (54,521).

Game One of the Stanley Cup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators averaged just 65,440 total viewers. But a nice-sized chunk of them were 18-to-49-year-olds (38,485).

ABC’s 9 p.m. premiere of Still Star-Crossed dipped to 65,440 total viewers, with 22,450 within the 18-to-49 age range.

On Sunday, the final round of the Colonial PGA tournament, with Dallasite Jordan Spieth in contention to the end, peaked at a very smallish 109,067 total viewers between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. CBS’ entire three-hour telecast averaged 87,263 viewers. Just 25,657 were within the 18-to-49-year-old motherlode.

Here are Friday’s local news derby numbers, (with all but TEGNA8 then taking a Memorial Day holiday exemption for their 6 a.m. and 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts).

NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers but NBC5 had the edge among 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock also ran the table at 6 p.m., drew the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and tied Fox4 for the spot at that hour in the 25-to-54 realm.

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