powered by FreeFind

Apple iTunes


Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Sept. 13) -- NBC again prospers in prime-time

@unclebarkycom on Twitter
America’s Got Talent dominated Tuesday night with this season’s next-to-last episode before NBC’s following finale (thankfully) of Better Late Than Never easily won the 9 p.m. hour.

AGT drew 339,955 D-FW viewers in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot and also won among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with 117,501.

The moronic misadventures of William Shatner, Henry Winkler, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw then drew to a close in poor Asia with a time-slot winning 233,719 total viewers and 60,338 in the 18-to-49-year-old age range. Better Late Than Never showed enough ratings juice to likely spring a sequel in another far-off land. Perhaps cannibals will be involved?

ABC came up especially empty Tuesday with wall-to-wall repeats capped by 9 p.m.’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, which had just 3,175 viewers in the key 18-to-49 demographic. On Fox Sports Southwest, the first-place Texas Rangers’ road win at Houston averaged 134,566 total viewers and 44,460 within the 18-to-49 sweet spot.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) and added twin wins at 6 p.m.

The Peacock and Fox4 tied for the most total viewers at 6 a.m., with NBC5 alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 age range.

Email comments or questions to: unclebarky@verizon.net