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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 5) -- football kicks it

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Thursday Night Football on CBS and the NFL Net routed all competing programming, no doubt with another local angle assist from former Cowboys QB Tony Romo in the booth with old pro Jim Nantz.

The New England Patriots’ 19-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers averaged 299,128 D-FW viewers on the CBS mothership and another 64,099 for the NFL Net’s replica. Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, CBS had 93,618 viewers and the NFL Net, 21,844.

The next closest TV attractions, NBC’s Will & Grace and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, drew 163,808 total viewers apiece. In the 18-to-49 realm, Will & Grace had the runner-up spot to itself with 65,533 viewers.

Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of The Orville hung in pretty well, leading the network’s prime-time attractions in both ratings measurements while pounding ABC’s competing Scandal and NBC’s 8:30 p.m. episode of Great News in the key 18-to-49 demographic.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers but Fox4 took the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while the 7 to 9 a.m. portion of its Good Day continued to crush the competing network morning shows on ABC, CBS and NBC.

NBC5 logged twin wins at 6 p.m. and also had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. Fox4 was the 5 p.m. leader with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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