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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., June 29) -- Zoo bombs, joins Boy Band

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CBS’ Season 3 premiere of Zoo made an immediate case for its extinction Thursday.

Airing in the 9 p.m. hour, it drew just 43,627 D-FW viewers and a rock-bottom 6,412 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. That made it a distant last in both ratings measurements among the Big Four broadcast networks. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast led across the board.

Worse yet, Zoo fell dramatically from its Big Brother lead-in, which won the 8 p.m. hour with 145,422 total viewers and 57,728 in the 18-to-49 age range.

ABC’s second episode of Boy Band again flopped in the 7 p.m. slot, where it ran last with 43,627 total viewers and 9,621 in the 18-to-49 realm. The network’s 8 p.m. premiere of its Battle of the Network Stars re-do then improved to 116,338 total viewers (second behind Big Brother) and 32,071 of the 18-to-49 persuasion (also the runner-up to BB).

ABC’s second episode of The Gong Show, airing at 9 p.m., slipped to 101,795 total viewers, with 28,864 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 nipped TEGNA8 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. In turn, TEGNA8 beat Fox4 by a paper-thin margin in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while NBC5 won in total viewers at 5 p.m. and with 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m. Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m., and the Peacock and TEGNA8 shared the 6 p.m. lead in total viewers.

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