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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Jan. 24) -- 9-1-1 and Amazing Race set the pace

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A new midseason hit and an enduring long-distance runner took the drivers’ seats Wednesday night.

Fox’s 9-1-1, already renewed for a second season, dominated its 8 p.m. slot while also ranking as prime-time’s most-watched TV attraction with 263,518 D-FW viewers.

CBS’ The Amazing Race ran second from 7 to 9 p.m. in total viewers but led all programming in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic with 68,653 viewers. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast then won that hour in both ratings measurements with 192,237 total viewers and 46,809 in the 18-to-49 realm.

Fox’s re-do of The X-Files managed a second place finish at 7 p.m. in total viewers but fizzled to last place among the Big Four broadcast networks in the key 18-to-49 barometer. Actually, it also lost to The CW’s competing Riverdale. So make that fifth place.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the top spot in total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 won outright with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again cruised to twin wins at 6 a.m. while NBC5 swept the 5 p.m. competitions. The 6 p.m. firsts went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and the Peacock among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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