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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 2) -- Talent is still leading scorer while Rangers continue upward swing

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NBC’s America’s Got Talent dipped from last week’s season premiere numbers but still had enough juice to top all prime-time programming Tuesday.

The latest two-hour edition drew 258,038 D-FW viewers in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot, down from 306,856 on the previous Tuesday. Talent also won among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, pulling in 85,153 compared to 100,922 last week.

The streaking Texas Rangers, who slaughtered the White Sox 15-2 on Fox Sports Southwest, averaged 181,324 total viewers and 63,076 in the 18-to-49 demographic. The game marked slugging Joey Gallo’s Major League debut, and he responded with a homer, double, single and four RBIs.

Ending at 9:44 p.m. the game outdrew all competing programming in total viewers from 9 to 9:45 p.m. (Nielsen measures in 15-minute increments.) The Rangers also edged Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

Fox4 beat Gannett8 by a paper-thin margin in total viewers at 10 p.m. while winning comparatively comfortably among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 remained strong at 5 p.m. with twin wins.

The Peacock also prevailed at 6 p.m. in total viewers in a tight three-way race with Gannett8 and CBS11. NBC5 won more decisively in the 25-to-54 realm.

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