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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 31) -- Fox4's 9 p.m. news scares up biggest Halloween numbers

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Fox4’s local 9 p.m. newscast pulled a trick on its prime-time rivals on Halloween by being the most-watched show in town.

The news drew 196,820 D-FW viewers in edging NBC’s 7 p.m. episode of Chicago Med (189,791) for the night’s top honors. The 8 p.m. hour went to CBS’ SEAL Team (161,674).

Even better for Fox4, the battle for advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds also was won by the station’s 9 p.m. news. Its 63,403 viewers outdrew all other prime-time fare, with ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of Modern Family pulling in second with 57,365 viewers.

Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results for the fifth weekday of the November “sweeps” ratings period.

NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competition, winning in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 cruised to two more wins at 6 a.m., where its unprecedented weekday winning streak in both ratings measurements started on March 31st.

CBS11 won at 6 p.m. in total viewers while NBC took the 25-to-54-year-old top spot. The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 realm.

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