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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Sept. 30) -- again render unto Empire

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The new season’s Episode 2 of Fox’s Empire again sunk all competitors Wednesday while also helping to make winners of lead-in Rosewood and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.

Empire amassed 488,686 D-FW viewers, with more than half of them (257,232) in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.

Fox’s second episode of Rosewood handily won its 7 to 8 p.m. slot with 262,049 total viewers and 111,150 in the 18-to-49 realm. The 9 p.m. Fox4 news also cleaned up with respective winning totals of 325,790 and 127,028 viewers.

The night’s only new series premiere, CBS’ Code Black, ran a solid second at 9 p.m. with 233,719 total viewers and 73,041 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

ABC’s biggest scorer, Modern Family at 8 p.m., had 262,049 total viewers, with 130,204 of them 18-to-49-year-olds. NBC’s 7 p.m. episode of The Mysteries of Laura was Wednesday’s worst performer in the 18-to-49 motherlode among the Big Four broadcast networks. It drew just 25,406 of ‘em.

The first-place Texas Rangers reduced their “Magic Number” for winning the Al West to 2 with a home win against the Detroit Tigers. The total viewers count was 212,472, with a high of 318,708 for the closing minutes of a game that ran until 10:22 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest. In other words, people are starting to pay attention to a team that has confounded all expectations.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.

Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. with Fox4 comfortably alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions while NBC5 controlled the early evening ratings with sweeps at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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