04/17/15 10:37 AMCBS rode a new episode of to another big win Thursday night before rivals took some pieces of the pie.Big Bang again ranked as the most-watched TV attraction of the entire day with 390,544 D-FW viewers and 160,844 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic.The second half-hour of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy the took over with twin wins while CBS’ The Odd Couple plummeted.CBS regrouped by winning the 8 p.m. hour in total viewers with Mom and a Big Bang repeat. ABC’s slumping Scandal drooped to second place in both ratings measurements. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast then swept its time slot.Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.Gannett8 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers while NBC5 led among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 as usual ran the table at 6 a.m., with Gannett8 continuing to fall off the map in the key 25-to-54 demographic. The station again finished fourth while NBC5 and CBS11 tied for second.NBC5 swept the 5 p.m. competitions. The 6 p.m. golds went to Fox4 in total viewers and Gannett8 among 25-to-54-year-olds.04/17/15 10:03 AMCBS11 reporter Stephanie Lucero, who joined the D-FW station in 1997, has “decided to follow my heart and move in a new direction,” she said on her Facebook page Friday.Lucero, who lately has been working the early morning shift, said she’s “ready to applaud, to advocate for something really special. I don’t have that next dynamic position yet but I’m so very excited about the possibilities!”She’ll be leaving after two more weeks at CBS11, which hired Lucero after a lengthy tenure at Fox4. Lucero said she’s spent roughly 30 years as a TV journalist.“It has been a fantastic ride,” Lucero said, emphasizing that she and her family will remain in North Texas.“Dallas is our home,” she said. The place we love and God has blessed me with two awesome sons and an incredible support group. You know who you are. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are my rock! No farewells. We are not leaving DFW. Just turning a big page professionally.”In April of 2007, a then fledgling unclebarky.com posted a piece on the sizable roster of anchors and reporters who previously had worked at rival D-FW stations. Lucero was among the 13 cited.“You know what my comment is on that? Sounds like an all-star roster to me,” former CBS11 president and general manager Steve Mauldin said at the time.Eight years later, only former Fox4 reporter Bud Gillett remains at the station.
04/16/15 12:32 PMCBS hit some bumps but largely had prime-time go its way on both Tuesday and Wednesday.On Wednesday night, Survivor ran second to Fox’s first hour of American Idol in total D-FW viewers but tied the sing-a-thon for first among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. CBS’ 8 p.m. entry, Criminal Minds, then beat Idol in total viewers and shared first place with Fox in the 18-to-49 demographic.At 9 p.m., CBS’ CSI: Cyber took the top spot in total viewers but was nipped among 18-to-49-year-olds by ABC’s Nashville.Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Dallas Mavericks’ last regular season game, a home win against Portland, averaged 69,740 total viewers and 28,384 in the 18-to-49 range. For the most part, that put the game in fifth place behind the Big Four broadcast networks. But the Mavs did outdraw NBC’s trio of drama repeats in the 18-to-49 realm.The Mavs now will take on the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA playoffs, starting Saturday. All of the Round 1 games will be carried locally on TXA21 in addition to either ESPN, TNT or possibly NBA TV. (Note to Mavs play-by-play guy Mark Followill: You’re welcome.)Tuesday’s prime-time Nielsens were swept in total viewers by the CBS crime-time trifecta of NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans and Person of Interest. In the 18-to-49 age range, the winners were NBC’s The Voice, NCIS: New Orleans and NBC’s Chicago Fire.Here are the Tuesday-Wednesday local news derby results.Tuesday -- Gannett8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Gannett8 ran an outright first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions while the 6 p.m. races were split between CBS11 in total viewers and Gannett8 in the 25-to-54 measurement.The 5 p.m. golds went to Gannett8 in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds.Wednesday -- Gannett8 ran the table at 10 p.m. and Fox4 as usual did likewise at 6 a.m.
Fox4 added 25-to-54 wins at both 5 and 6 p.m. The total viewer laurels at those hours respectively went to NBC5 and Gannett8.
04/14/15 12:28 PMMasters champ and Dallas native Jordan Spieth out-shot the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron to put David Letterman atop D-FW’s late night talk show ratings.It was a rare win for Dave, who usually trails the three-way field. But with Spieth as the second guest Monday night, CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman had 104,610 viewers to beat ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (69,740 viewers each). Kimmel had the Avengers in his arsenal, but to no avail. Fallon was in reruns, but he usually beats Letterman anyway.Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, Letterman and Kimmel tied with 28,384 viewers apiece while Fallon had 22,077. As previously posted, CBS also ran up the score on Sunday with its final round of the Spieth-fueled Masters. In Monday’s prime-time Nielsens, NBC’s won the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in both total viewers (362,648) and 18-to-49-year-olds (138,767). The 9 p.m. golds went to CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles in total viewers (258,038) and and NBC’s Night Shift in the 18-to-49 measurement (63,076 viewers each).The Texas Rangers’ home loss to the Angels on Fox Sports Southwest averaged 118,558 total viewers and 34,692 in the 18-to-49 realm. On TXA21, the Dallas Mavericks’ road loss at Utah (in which mostly reserves played) had respective totals of 55,792 and 22,077 viewers.Here are Monday’s local news derby results.Gannett8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Gannett8 was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions. The 6 p.m. firsts were split between CBS11 in total viewers and Gannett8 in the 25-to-54 measurement.At 5 p.m., Gannett8 had the most total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.
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Jordan Spieth and the wearin’ of the green. Photo: Ed BarkSunday’s final round of the Jordan Spieth-dominated Masters ranked as the weekend’s overall top TV attraction -- and by a long shot, too.The 21-year-old Dallas native’s big win on golf’s grandest stage ran from 2 to 5:53 p.m. on CBS. It averaged 313,830 D-FW viewers with a peak audience of just over a half-million -- 502,128 viewers -- for the closing minutes.The climactic Green Jacket ceremony, which aired in the 6 to 6:15 p.m. segment, also scored big with 432,388 viewers.The Masters was a bit of a bogey, though, among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. Sunday’s closing round averaged 50,461 viewers in this key demographic, That put it behind three prime-time Fox programs -- Family Guy (78,845 viewers), Fox4’s 9 p.m. local news (66,230) and the 8 p.m. episode of The Last Man On Earth (63,076).Fox’s 8:30 p.m. episode of Last Man and ABC’s Secrets and Lies tied The Masters in the 18-to-49 range with 50,461 viewers each. And in post-prime time, Gannett 8’s 10 p.m. newscast had a higher 18-to-49 yield (69,384 viewers).AMC’s Mad Men, now in its final seven-episode arc, continues to be largely ignored in D-FW. The new 9 p.m. episode stumbled in with 34,870 total viewers and 15,769 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Ratings were not immediately available for HBO’s 8 p.m. Season 5 launch of Game of Thrones
Saturday’s third round of The Masters was the day’s biggest draw in total viewers with 188,298. That easily beat Fox’s prime-time coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway (104,610 viewers). The 9 to 10 p.m. portion of the race also was outdrawn by CBS’ 48 Hours (125,532 viewers).
The Masters likewise beat speed racing among 18-to-49-year-olds, ranking as the day’s No. 1 attraction in this age range.
Friday’s Texas Rangers home opener, which started at mid-afternoon, averaged 90,662 total viewers and 31,538 in the 18-to-49 demographic on Fox Sports Southwest. The day’s top overall prime draw, CBS’ Blue Bloods, had 209,220 total viewers while CBS’ The Amazing Race led among 18-to-49-year-olds with 50,461.
Here are Friday’s local news derby results.
NBC5 ran first at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).
Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. races and added twin wins at 5 p.m.
The 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds by a slight margin over Gannett8.
Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed.-Thurs., April 8-9) -- Texas Rangers out-hit Spieth-fueled 1st round of Masters04/10/15 02:38 PMThe Texas Rangers’ 10-1 road rout of Oakland went head-to-head for much of Thursday afternoon with Round 1 of The Masters, in which 21-year-old Dallas Jesuit High School graduate Jordan Spieth blazed to a three-stroke lead.Rather surprisingly, the Rangers averaged a bigger D-FW crowd, drawing 52,305 viewers to The Masters’ 46,028. Baseball also outdrew pro golf’s premier tournament among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, by a score of 25,230 viewers to 9,146. The Rangers had a peak audience of 92,754 total viewers between 4:45 and 5 p.m. while The Masters topped out at 59,976 viewers between 5 and 5:15 p.m. Rangers-Oakland began at 2:35 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest and The Masters was shown from 2 to 6:30 p.m. on ESPN. Spieth teed off Thursday at 12:15 p.m., meaning that the majority of his round was carried live. Tiger Woods got started 33 minutes later than Spieth, giving ESPN plenty of high-voltage story lines.In prime-time Thursday, CBS’ 7 p.m. new episode of The Big Bang Theory easily ranked as the most-watched program in both total viewers (390,544) and 18-to-49-year-olds (173,459).Wednesday’s top prime-time draws were NBC’s The Voice in total viewers (278,960) and CBS’ Criminal Minds in the 18-to-49 demographic (104,075).On both Wednesday and Thursday nights, Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast won its time slot across the board against network programming on ABC, CBS and NBC. In each case it overcame lead-in disadvantages from Fox’s 8 to 9 p.m. attractions, American Idol and Backstrom.Here are Wednesday’s and Thursday’s four-way local news derby results.Wednesday -- CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. but Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers and tied NBC5 for the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds.CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and tied NBC5 for first in that measurement at 5 p.m. The 25-to-54 golds went to Fox4 at 5 p.m. and the Peacock at 6 p.m.Thursday -- Gannett8 broke through with a 10 p.m. win in total viewers but lost among 25-to-54-year-olds to Fox4.Fox4 ran the table at both 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. while NBC5 notched twin wins at 5 p.m.
04/10/15 08:33 AMFormer Gannett8 medical reporter Janet St. James revealed Thursday that she has “invasive breast cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes.”St. James, who left the station on March 17th after a 19-year career and the last 15 as the D-FW market’s premiere medical correspondent, said she’ll soon have a double mastectomy before determining whether to have radiation or chemotherapy treatment.In an accompanying video on her Facebook page Thursday, St. James said she had a mammogram in November and “that was clean.”Diagnosed on Good Friday, St. James has taken a new job as vice president for strategic communications at HCA North Texas. She was scheduled to start on Friday, April 10th. HCA is “standing by me in this time of crisis,” she emphasized.Her Facebook post is headlined, “I am fierce, strong. But I have breast cancer.”She has our best wishes for a full recovery.
04/08/15 04:13 PMAfter nearly an eight-month search and a few false starts, CBS11 finally has settled on Dallas native Russ McCaskey as its new early morning co-anchor.Due to start on June 1st, he replaces Brendan Higgins, who was dropped on August 19th after being arrested in Aspen, Colo. on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Higgins since has settled the matter out of court and twice apologized for his actions. McCaskey arrives from KJRH-TV in Tulsa, where he has been 5, 6 and 10 p.m. news anchor for the NBC affiliate. He joined the station in fall 2000, according to his KJRH bio. McCaskey previously co-anchored KJRH’s morning and midday newscasts with his wife, Deb.“Russ is a very skilled journalist with deep Texas roots,” CBS11 vice president of news Mike Garber said in a statement Wednesday. “It’s going to be terrific to have two native North Texans side-by-side on the anchor desk each morning.”McCaskey will team with Karen Borta, who moved to the early morning shift on Jan. 12th after nearly 20 years as one of CBS11’s featured P.M. anchors. The Plano Senior High School and Texas Christian University grad also has worked for KWTV-TV in Oklahoma City and KXII-TV in Sherman, TX.“I am thrilled to be coming home,” McCaskey said. “It’s the best possible scenario to be able to do a job you love in a place you love, and as a bonus, be close to family and friends.”CBS11 investigative reporter Jason Allen has manned the early morning anchor desk since Higgins departure. In a separate memo to CBS11 staffers, Garber said he “would be remiss to not highlight Jason Allen, who accepted a great challenge filing in. Grateful is not nearly enough to describe how we feel about Jason and we all look forward to his future at KTVT.”Allen will remain in the saddle until McCaskey’s arrival. CBS11 has never been better than fourth in the early morning news race. But since the Borta shift, the station lately has been consistently outdrawing Gannett8 and sometimes NBC5 in the key 25-to-54-year-old demographic, which is the main advertiser target audience for news programming. CBS11 narrowly trailed Gannett8 among 25-to-54-year-olds in the February “sweeps” ratings period.
CBS11 is still using former veteran NBC5 traffic reporter Tammy Dombeck as its principal early morning roads scholar after Whitney Drolen resigned on October 24th. The station has interviewed numerous potential “permanent” replacements without yet deciding whether to retain Dombeck or bring in another new face.
04/08/15 09:16 AMA rival network rarely runs the table on Tuesday nights opposite CBS’ NCIS-led crime trio.But this was an exception, with NBC controlling prime-time from start to finish with The Voice and Chicago FireThe Peacock’s latest two-hour edition of The Voice drew 376,596 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. in besting new episodes of NCIS (334,752 viewers) and NCIS: New Orleans (285,934). Chicago Fire then mopped up with 251,064 viewers, outdrawing CBS’ competing Person of Interest and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast (153,428 viewers apiece).Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice won by larger margins while Chicago Fire beat Fox4’s news and Person of Interest fell to fourth.Prime-time’s biggest loser, Fox’s second episode of the comedy series Weird Loners, had a sub-paltry 27,896 total viewers and 15,769 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Fox no doubt is already shopping for a suitable coffin before the May “sweeps” ratings period fires up.Over on ESPN, UConn’s latest NCAA women’s basketball title (a double-digit win over Notre Dame), drew 62,766 total viewers and 22,077 in the 18-to-49 range. The Texas Rangers’ late night 3-1 win at Oakland in their second game of the season had respective totals of 90,662 and 37,846 viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. In Tuesday’s local news derby results, NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers but Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 notched a pair of 5 p.m. wins. The 6 p.m. victors were NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.
04/07/15 05:59 PMAlso while I was away . . . Dallas-based Gannett8 has hired Mike Leslie to fill the sports department vacancy left by 37-year veteran George RibaNews director Carolyn Mungo confirmed Tuesday that Leslie started this week. According to his biography, he spent a few months at Charlotte, NC-based ESPN 730 radio after earlier working for a bit over a year as a sports anchor/reporter at the Fox46 TV station in Charlotte.Before that, Leslie was based in Massachusetts, spending three years at Springfield’s WGGB-TV and then four months with Boston’s WHDH-TV as a freelance sports guy. He also has done play by play of high school sports for MSG Varsity, owned by the Madison Square Garden Company.The newcomer primarily will work as a reporter while occasionally filling in as an anchor, as did Riba. Leslie earlier anchored while at WGGB.Fox4 also is adding to its sports department with the hiring of Crystal Vasquez, who’s scheduled to start on April 20th. A New York-based Fox4 spokesperson says she’ll be strictly an off-camera producer, even though she’s been on-camera at her most recent station.Vasquez arrives from Amarillo’s KVII-TV, where she’s worked as a weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter since March of last year. The University of North Texas graduate also spent a month -- in November 2013 -- as a “contributing writer” for the Dallas Mavericks official website.Email comments or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Keith Russell, Crystal Vasquez joining CBS11/Fox4 sports teams.These D-FW television hires were tweeted from the road last week. But now let’s make them “official” with a more detailed posting on unclebarky.com.CBS11 has hired Keith Russell to replace Babe Laufenberg as the station’s lead sports anchor. He’s already been in place for a week after starting at the station on Tuesday, March 31st. Russell last worked at Philadelphia’s WXTF-TV as a weekend sports anchor and host of the Philadelphia Eagles’ pre- and post-game shows. He’s also been on camera at ESPN, CNN, Philly’s WPVI-TV and WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. as a news anchor.“Keith has a terrific ability to bring viewers more than just the x’s and o’s,” CBS11 vice president of news Mike Garber said of Russell, who’s a graduate of Baltimore’s Morgan State University. “His passion for local sports always shines through, whether he’s covering a game, interviewing an athlete or anchoring a sportscast.”Russell said he looks forward to “bringing fans even closer to the teams, athletes and proud sports traditions that mean so much to them.” Laufenberg, who had been with CBS11 for 17 years, left the station in mid-January after the two sides couldn’t agree on a new contract. He’s under a standard six-month non-compete clause that will keep him off the air in D-FW until July. He’ll continue to team on Dallas Cowboys radio broadcasts with Brad Sham.***Fox4 also is adding to its sports department with the hiring of Crystal Vasquez, who’s scheduled to start on April 20th.Vasquez arrives from Amarillo’s KVII-TV, where she’s been a weekend sports anchor and weekday reporter since March of last year. She fills a vacancy left by the death of longtime Fox4 anchor/reporter Max MorganVasquez, a University of North Texas graduate, also worked for a month -- in November 2013 -- as a “contributing writer” for the Dallas Mavericks official website.“I’m humbled and honored to announce I’ve accepted a position at Fox4 in Dallas! I’ll be joining (lead sports anchor) Mike Doocy and their very talented sports team,” Vasquez recently said on her Facebook page. “I appreciate everyone’s support throughout this journey . . . I am beyond blessed and dreams do come true. It’s only up from here.”***Those who have been watching D-FW television news for more than a few years might well remember former NBC5 and CBS11 reporter Clif Caldwell, who was dropped by the latter station in January of 2008.Since then, Caldwell has been trying to make a go of it with his own public relations firm. It also turns out he’s been play-acting as “Miles Richmond, chief executive officer, auto manufacturing.”A commercial with Caldwell in this role has been airing in Houston. He’s speaking on behalf of Comerica Bank -- and pretty effectively so. The spot on youtube does not carry any disclaimers. Here it is.04/07/15 11:57 AMYour friendly content provider zoom-drove from the Midwest very early Monday morning to catch what turned out to be the Badgers’ disheartening 68-63 loss to one-and-done-loaded Duke.Still, it was a glorious hoops season for UW alums, who will always have that Kentucky win as salve. The NCAA title game turned out to be ratings-rich in D-FW, never known as a rabid basketball venue. Airing on CBS, Wisconsin-Duke averaged 585,816 viewers and 252,304 in the advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-old demographic. That easily made it Monday’s biggest draw, with NBC’s running second in both ratings measurements -- 362,648 total viewers and 110,383 in the 18-to-49 realm. (Nationally, CBS says it was the most-watched NCAA hoops final since 1997’s Kentucky-Arizona matchup.)Monday’s late night Texas Rangers season opener at Oakland, a dull 8-0 loss, drew 111,584 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. More than half of them -- 59,922 -- were within the 18-to-49 motherlode. Saturday’s NCCA hoops semi-final games, both on TBS, had smallish numbers in comparison to Monday’s main event. But both still ranked one-two in the day’s Nielsen ratings.Wisconsin’s win over previously unbeaten Kentucky drew 320,804 total viewers and 119,844 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Duke’s rout of Michigan State had respective hauls of 216,194 and 75,691 viewers.Let’s move to Easter Sunday, where NBC ran up the biggest prime-time scores with its 8 p.m. premiere of the 12-part A.D. The Bible Continues. It had 278,960 total viewers, smiting ABC’s annual all-night reprise of The Ten Commandments (139,480 viewers). A.D. also rolled with 18-to-49-year-olds, again ranking No. 1 with 88,306 viewers while Ten Commandments averaged 37,846.Ratings slipped for the Peacock’s 9 p.m. launch of the new drama series American Odyssey. Fox4’s local newscast edged it in total viewers by a score of 181,324 to 174,350. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, Fox4’s news again narrowly prevailed -- 59,922 viewers to 56,768. Over on AMC, the 9 p.m. startup of Mad Men’s final seven-episode arc had 62,766 total viewers and 37,846 in the 18-to-49 demographic. That’s barely a blip compared to the previous Sunday’s (March 29) season finale of on AMC. It rolled up 334,752 total viewers and 236,535 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. Last week also brought the Tuesday, March 31st premiere of the Fox comedy series Weird Loners. It was largely left alone in the 8:30 p.m. slot, drawing just 48,818 total viewers and 18,923 in the 18-to-49 age range. In contrast, Fox4’s 9 p.m. news then pole-vaulted to 160,402 total viewers, with 44,153 of them 18-to-49-year-olds.CBS also launched Part 1 of its biblical The Dovekeepers on Tuesday night. It won its 8 to 10 p.m. slot with 209,220 total viewers but was beaten in the 18-to-49 measurement by Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of New Girl and Fox4’s news.Wednesday’s Part 2 of Dovekeepers drooped to 111,584 total viewers to run fourth in the 8 to 10 p.m. time frame. It was the same story among 18-to-49-year-olds. Fox’s two-hour ranked as prime-time’s top attraction in both measurements.Here are the local news derby results for the March 27th to April 6th weekdays.
Friday (March 27th) -- CBS11’s 6 and 10 p.m. editions were bounced by CBS’ NCAA basketball tournament coverage.
Gannett edged NBC5 in total viewers at 10 p.m., but the Peacock drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).
Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while the 6 p.m. golds went to Gannett8 in total viewers and NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds.
At 5 p.m., NBC5 won in total viewers and shared the lead with Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.
Monday (March 30th) -- Gannett8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions and Fox4 did likewise at 6 a.m.
Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the top spot in total viewers at 6 p.m. while Fox4 had the 25-to-54 gold to itself. At 5 p.m. Fox4 led in total viewers and NBC5 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds.
Tuesday -- NBC5 ran the table at 10 p.m. with twin wins. Fox4 and Gannett8 shared the 6 a.m. lead in total viewers but Fox4 dominated with 25-to-54-year-olds.
CBS11 broke through with a 6 p.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 called the tune with 25-to-54-year-olds. The 5 p.m. top spots were split between Fox4 in total viewers and NBC5 in the 25-to-54 measurement.
Wednesday -- NBC5 nipped Gannett8 for the 10 p.m. lead in total viewers while Fox4 won by a comfier margin with 25-to-54-year-olds.
Fox4 and the Peacock shared first place at 6 a.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 won outright among 25-to-54-year-olds.
Fox4 ran the table at 6 p.m.; Gannett8 led in total viewers at 5 p.m. and NBC5 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds.
Thursday -- Gannett8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.
Fox4 swept at 6 a.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while the Peacock crowed in the 25-to-54 demographic.
-- NBC5 rolled at 10 p.m. with twin wins while Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m.
CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. but Gannett8 took the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds. The 5 p.m. wreaths went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.
-- Fox4 swept a downsized 10 p.m. competition, with CBS11’s late nighter delayed by the NCAA hoops final.
Fox4 also notched another pair of 6 a.m. wins. Gannett8 ran the table at 6 a.m. and added a 5 p.m. win in total viewers. Fox4 ran first at 5 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds.