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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., June 12-13) -- top o' the heap for Game 4 of Finals

Although it resulted in another double-digit win -- this time for Miami -- Game 4 of the NBA Finals hit the highest point so far in D-FW.

The Heat’s 16-point win at San Antonio, evening the series at 2-2, ran until 10:40 p.m. and averaged 495,662 viewers. That tops the crowd for Game 2, which had been No. 1 with 468,126 viewers.

Game 4 also pulled in the most advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, averaging 283,857. The Texas Rangers’ home loss to Toronto, even with ratings magnet Yu Darvish on the mound, was no match at all. It had 165,221 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest.

On Wednesday night, NBC’s marathon Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins averaged 68,842 viewers. That made it an overall fifth among the Big Four broadcast networks and FSS’s Rangers game, which ranked as prime-time’s top draw with 172,105 viewers.

Here are the local news derby results:

Wednesday -- WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for first at 10 p.m. in total viewers but Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions while adding 5 and 6 p.m. wins in the 25-to-54 demographic. WFAA8 had the most viewers at 5 p.m. by a paper-thin margin over Fox4. CBS11 nipped WFAA8 for the most viewers at 6 p.m.

Thursday -- The spoils were divided in a down-sized three-way 10 p.m. face-off, with CBS11 winning in total viewers and Fox4 tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 as usual ran the table at 6 a.m.

The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and WFAA8 in the 25-to-54 demographic. At 5 p.m., NBC5 and WFAA8 tied for first in total viewers, with WFAA8 winning outright among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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