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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Jan. 16) -- NBC mostly in charge

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NBC’s one-two Tuesday punch of Ellen’s Game of Games and This Is Us dominated before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast capped the night with a two-pronged win.

Game of Games drew a nice-sized 292,006 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour, nearly equaling the following This Is Us (299,128). Both also won their time slots among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, with Game of Games pulling in 102,980 before This Is Us had 134,186.

Fox4’s news then won at 9 p.m. with 227,907 total viewers and 59,291 in the 18-to-49 age range. It helped that CBS punted with wall-to-wall reruns of its usually formidable drama lineup.

The CW’s 8 p.m. premiere of the DC Comics superhero drama Black Lightning settled for a light sprinkle in these parts. It drew just 28,488 total viewers and 9,362 in the 18-to-49 realm.

ABC’s 9 p.m. entry, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, won’t have to worry about that much longer. It ran last at that hour among the Big Four broadcast networks in both total viewers (64,099) and 18-to-49ers (12,482).

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 nipped NBC5 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but the Peacock won with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The 6 a.m. ratings were notably inflated with extra viewers who wondered about street conditions and possible school closings. Fox4 as usual had twin wins, luring more total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds than its newscasts at 5, 6 or 10 p.m. The 25-to-54 haul of 144,124 viewers was exceeded by only one other Tuesday TV attraction -- This Is Us with 173,537.

Fox4 also won at 5 and 6 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and TEGNA8 took the 6 p.m. gold in that measurement.

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