10/13/15 09:17 AMPick your poison. Either way Monday afternoon and evening, Texas Rangers’ fans were subjected to the virtually non-stop and extraordinarily annoying analysis of Harold Reynolds during a time share on the MLB network and FS1.Game 4 of the ALDS series, won 8-4 by the visiting Toronto Blue Jays, began shortly after 3 p.m. on MLB instead of FS1 after the Houston Astros’ late inning meltdown versus the Kansas City Royals ran longer than expected. Rangers-Blue Jays then shifted to FS1 at 4:24 p.m., with the game ending at 6:25 p.m.On MLB, the Rangers averaged 113,318 D-FW viewers. The two-hour FS1 portion then perked up to an average of 262,049 viewers, with a peak audience of 297,461 for the game’s closing minutes.Ratings clearly are being deflated by the mostly afternoon weekday starting times and the relatively obscure networks televising the Rangers-Blue Jays series. Both of the National League’s best of five post-game series are airing on the appreciably more visible TBS network, which is included in virtually every basic cable or satellite provider package. Wednesday’s deciding Game 5 of the Rangers-Blue Jays face-off also is scheduled as a mid-afternoon day game on FS1.Elsewhere Monday, CBS’ 7 p.m. episode of The Big Bang Theory again led all prime-time programming with 460,356 total viewers and 203,245 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.The closing 90 minutes of NBC’s then took over with time slot wins in both audience measurements. At 9 p.m., the Peacock’s Blindspot stayed strong with a pair of wins in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks. Fox’s Minority Report, which may not make it until the November “sweeps” ratings period, continued to rank as Monday’s least-watched prime-time show among the Big Four. Monday’s episode drew just 63,742 total viewers and 31,757 in the 18-to-49 realm.The CW’s 7 p.m. premiere of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend bombed with 14,165 total viewers and 6,351 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. The following Season 2 launch of Jane the Virgin on the CW trampolined to 28,581 viewers in the latter audience demographic.On ESPN, the Monday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers averaged 269,131 total viewers, with an 18-to-49 haul of 136,555.Here are Monday’s local news derby results.NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions with wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 nipped TEGNA8 for the most total viewers at 6 a.m. while the two stations tied for the most 25-to-54-year-olds.Fox4 ran the table at 5 p.m. NBC5 and TEGNA8 shared the total viewers lead at 6 p.m., with the Peacock alone on top among 25-to-54-year-olds.
Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Oct. 9-11) -- a mega sports weekend, even though Cowboys, Rangers were at a loss Sunday10/12/15 10:21 AMThe Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers both absorbed disappointing losses Sunday while also ranking one-two in D-FW’s weekend Nielsen ratings.New England pasted the Cowboys 30-6 on CBS in a game that ran until 6:28 p.m. and averaged 1,175,678 viewers. That barely bested the season low of 1,154,431 viewers for Fox’s noon-starting Sept. 27th loss to the Atlanta Falcons.Over on FS1, the Rangers 5-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the ALDS finished at 10:18 p.m. and drew an average of 531,180 viewers. The Cowboys’ crowd peaked at 1,274,832 viewers from 4:45 to 5 p.m. and the Rangers hit a high point of 658,663 viewers between 7:45 and 8 p.m.Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Cowboys-Patriots averaged 514,463 viewers while the Rangers clocked in with an average of 260,407 viewers in that key audience demographic. The Rangers easily outdrew head-to-head competition from NBC’s down-to-the-wire Sunday Night Football game between the New York Giants and San Francisco Giants. It averaged 347,038 total viewers and 187,366 in the 18-to-49 age range.Two new ABC drama series, Blood & Oil and Quantico, had a tough time in direct competition with both the Rangers game and Sunday Night Football. They respectively averaged 92,071 and 113,318 total viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. But Fox took the biggest total viewers hit in Sunday’s prime-time Nielsens. Its most-watched show, The Simpsons, had just 70,824 viewers. Still, The Simpsons and Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Family Guy all lured more 18-to-49-year-olds than either Blood & Oil or Quantico. In the cable universe, AMC’s 90-minute Season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead re-opened with 325,790 total viewers and a very imposing 238,178 in the 18-to-49-year-old motherlode. No series on any network draws a higher percentage of 18-to-49-year-olds. In fact, nothing even comes close. Saturday’s college football parade was paced by Texas’ upset win over Oklahoma in their annual State Fair showdown. Despite an inhospitable 11 a.m. start, the game averaged 375,367 total viewers on ABC. TCU’s big comeback win at Kansas State ranked No. 2 with an average of 269,131 viewers for Fox’s prime-time presentation. Friday afternoon’s marathon 14-inning Rangers win over Toronto, which ridiculously started a little before noon on the MLB network, had a tough time getting noticed on a workday -- and on a relatively obscure network. The game drew a peak crowd of 325,790 viewers between 4:30 and 4:45 p.m. Overall, Rangers-Blue Jays averaged 191,225 viewers. (Nielsen Media Research representatives told unclebarky.com during the summer TV Critics Association “press tour” that Nielsen has given up on trying to measure workplace and sports bar viewing, etc. So there’s no real telling how many viewers caught the game via those means.)Friday’s prime-time ratings were swept in total viewers by CBS’ regular lineup of The Amazing Race, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods. Amazing Race also won with 18-to-49-year-olds before ABC’s Shark Tank and Fox4’s local news took the 8 to 10 p.m. hours.
NBC’s one-hour live season premiere of Undateable ran third from 7 to 8 p.m. in total viewers with 63,742, beating Fox’s Gotham rerun. Undateable outdrew only ABC’s 7 p.m. episode of Last Man Standing among 18-to-49-year-olds.
Here are Friday’s local news derby results.
CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).
Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added a 5 p.m. win among 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. while the 6 p.m. spoils were split between TEGNA8 in total viewers and CBS11 in the 25-to-54 demographic.
Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 8) -- Rangers find it tough to get noticed with day game on FS110/09/15 10:08 AMFor those not yet familiar with it, FS1 is neither a new high energy drink or a missile system.It’s short for Fox Sports 1, where the Texas Rangers opened post-season play Thursday with a gritty 5-3 win in a day game at Toronto.The still fledgling network was launched a little over two years ago, supplanting Speed. A good number of cable and satellite subscribers still don’t have it and Nielsen Media Research has given up on the idea of measuring sports bar and workplace viewing. All of which is prelude to saying that Thursday’s D-FW ratings show that CBS’Thursday Night Football game between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans drew a larger viewing audience than Rangers-Blue Jays.Running until 5:30 p.m., the Rangers game averaged 254,966 viewers with an escalating audience that peaked at 393,590 viewers for the closing 15-minute segment. Later on Thursday, Colts-Texans averaged 276,214 viewers on CBS and drew another 70,824 on NFL Net for a grand total of 347,038 viewers. But the Rangers’ peak crowd nipped the high point for football, which drew 382,450 viewers between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. on CBS/NFL Net.Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Rangers-Blue Jays averaged 117,501 viewers while Thursday Night Football had 196,893 on CBS/NFL Net.The Rangers get an even earlier day game Friday on the MLB network before having to go against NBC’s with their first prime-time game (on FS1 again). Why such a kiss-off? In large part it’s because the TV audience in Toronto’s home market, which obviously will be inflated, is not included in the U.S. ratings average. All of the other post-season match ups have two U.S. teams competing, including the top three markets of New York (the Mets), Los Angeles (the Dodgers) and Chicago (the Cubs). D-FW is the fifth largest TV market.Elsewhere in prime-time Thursday, NBC’s 7 p.m. episode of Heroes Reborn and Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of Bones tied for the fewest total viewers among the Big Four broadcast networks. Each show had 77,906 viewers. Heroes Reborn easily registered lowest among 18-to-49-year-olds with just 15,879 viewers in this key demographic.Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.TEGNA8 swept a downsized three-way competition at 10 p.m. with wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and also finished first with 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 and 6 p.m.NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and TEGNA8 took the top spot in that measurement at 6 p.m.
10/08/15 05:54 PMFox’s Empire continued to double the audience for any other Wednesday prime-time attraction. The preceding Rosewood and the succeeding Fox4 local newscast were happy to lap up the carryover ratings spoils.Empire weighed in at 488,686 D-FW viewers, with 219,123 of them in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic.Fox’s 7 p.m. entry, the first-year drama series Rosewood, again benefited in part from viewers “warming up” their sets for Empire. Its numbers are dropping, but Rosewood still had enough juice to win its hour with 205,390 total viewers and 101,622 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Rosewood had 155,813 total viewers in its 7 to 7:15 p.m. segment. But from 7:45 to 8 p.m., with viewers primed for Empire, that number spiked up to 276,214 viewers. Rosewood also upped its 18-to-49-year-old ratings in each quarter hour.Fox4’s 9 p.m. local news held on to the top spot in that hour with 226,637 total viewers and 88,920 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. CBS’ second episode of the medical drama Code Black finished second at 9 p.m. in both ratings measurements.Late Show with Stephen Colbert, whose host arguably is devoting too much time to himself and not enough to his guests, took another fearsome beating Wednesday night. NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon continued to get his first guest -- in this case Kate Winslet -- on the air roughly 10 minutes before Colbert stopped playing with himself and welcomed Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez to the desk. Fallon ended up rolling over Colbert in total viewers by a score of 106,236 to 42,494. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! ran second with 77,906 viewers.It was far worse for Colbert in the key 18-to-49 measurement. Fallon drew 47,636, Kimmel had 22,230 and Colbert drooped to 12,703. Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added first place finishes at 5 and 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 realm. NBC5 took the other two golds with total viewer wins at 5 and 6 p.m.Email comments or questions to: email@example.com
10/07/15 01:06 PMFormer Houston TV reporter Sonia Azad, who left that market’s KTRK-TV last March, has been hired by Dallas-based TEGNA8 to be the station’s new medical reporter.Azad, who starts on Monday, Oct. 12th, will be trying to fill the very big void left by award-laden medical reporter Janet St. James, who left TEGNA8 in March to take an executive position with HCA North Texas. Before starting that job, St. James announced on her Facebook page that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had been TEGNA8’s full-time medical reporter since 2000 after joining the station in 1996.TEGNA8 news director Carolyn Mungo did not return an email inquiry Tuesday about Azad’s possible new position at the station. She instead confirmed Azad’s hiring Wednesday to Houston media blogger Mike McGuff, who also had been on the scent. His story is here. “I see it as a big responsibility and it is a big honor to follow her (St. James) in this role,” Azad told McGuff. She has been out of television and worked as a full-time certified yoga instructor for the past seven months. Mungo worked at both KHOU-TV and KRIV-TV in Houston before becoming TEGNA8’s news director in February 2012. TEGNA8 president and general manager Mike Devlin, who hired Mungo, had been her boss at KHOU.As previously reported, TEGNA hired another KTRK-TV reporter, Demond Fernandez, in May of last year.10/07/15 11:50 AM@unclebarkycom on TwitterIt’s no surprise when CBS wins the total viewers battle on Tuesday nights with its -fueled lineup.But surprise, surprise, the network also outdrew NBC’s among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. stated the night with 403,697 total D-FW viewers for before following up with an 8 to 9 p.m. win for its spinoff, (311,626). CBS’ new then prevailed in the 9 p.m. hour with 212,472 viewers.The three CBS dramas also won their time slots in the 18-to-49 demographic, with slumping to third place in its 8 to 9 p.m. second hour behind ABC’s runner-up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..Fox’s 7 to 8 p.m. comedy combo of held steady with third place finishes in total viewers. And tied for second place with 18-to-49-year-olds from 7 to 7:30 p.m.A hush then fell over Fox, with its third episode of again registering lowest among the Big Four broadcast networks in both total viewers (56,659) and 18-to-49-year-olds (22,230).On ESPN, the Houston Astros’ wild card game win over the New York Yankees scored decently with 169,978 total viewers and 88,920 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.CBS11 won in total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 ran a comfy first among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).TEGNA8 rose up to post a rare 6 a.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds.CBS11 topped the total viewers Nielsens at 6 p.m. and Fox4 nipped TEGNA8 in the 25-to-54 measurement. TEGNA8 ran the table at 5 p.m.
10/06/15 11:37 AMCBS’ The Big Bang Theory as usual put a dent in their dominance before ESPN’s Monday Night Football and NBC’s The Voice applied the ratings hammer.Big Bang was D-FW’s top draw from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in both total viewers (389,532) and advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (133,379).The Voice then won in total viewers from 7:30 to 9 p.m., edging the MNF game -- Seahawks vs. Lions -- during those 90 minutes. But MNF led throughout the rest of the night with 18-to-49-year-olds.At 9 p.m., NBC’s Blindspot and CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles tied for the lead among non-football attractions with 226,637 total viewers apiece. Blindspot won comfortably in the 18-to-49 demographic in the Big Four broadcast network competition.Monday’s least-watched attraction by far again was Fox’s Minority Report. Airing in the 8 p.m. hour, it drew just 56,659 total viewers and 19,054 in the 18-to-49 realm. Monday Night Football in comparison averaged 318,708 total viewers for the entire game and 174,664 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.Here are Monday’s local news derby results.TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the total viewers lead at 6 a.m., with Fox4 alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds.The Peacock ran the table at 6 p.m. and added a 5 p.m. win in total viewers. NBC5 shared the 5 p.m. gold with CBS11 in the 25-to-54 demographic.
Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Oct. 2-4) -- Rangers clinch, Cowboys flinch -- and draw almost seven times the crowd10/05/15 10:22 AM
This happened earlier in the day before the Cowboys lost in OT. Photo: Ed BarkThe Texas Rangers won the AL West in a storybook season early Sunday evening before the Dallas Cowboys game at New Orleans ended like a grim fairytale.Far, far, far more D-FW viewers watched the Cowboys, of course. The Rangers drew a nice crowd that grew throughout the game. But it still wasn’t a big enough audience to outdraw Fox’s competing Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers game.Cowboys-Saints, which ended in a 26-20 overtime loss for Dallas, averaged 1,593,540 viewers on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. That topped the still young season’s record of 1,527,306 viewers on Fox for the Game 2 Cowboys win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cowboys-Saints game had 746,290 viewers in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. That’s also a season-to-date record, easily surpassing the 690,682 viewers for Dallas’ season opener against the New York Giants on Sunday Night FootballEarlier Sunday on Fox Sports Southwest, the Rangers clinched the Al West pennant at 5:02 p.m. when starter Cole Hamels threw the last pitch in a 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels. A total of 403,697 viewers gathered for the last pitch and the post-game celebration from 5 to 5:15 p.m. That also marked the peak audience for the game, which averaged 233,719 total viewers and 98,447 in the 18-to-49 age range.Over on Fox, the Packers-49ers game, which started at 3:25 p.m., averaged 467,438 total viewers and 235,002 in the 18-to-49 demographic. During the 5 to 5:15 p.m. segment when the Rangers won and celebrated, Packers-49ers drew 481,603 total viewers. And the game was mostly at halftime.CBS’ Jets-Dolphins game from London, which started at 8:30 a.m., averaged 162,895 total viewers.Among non-football attractions airing opposite all or part of the Cowboys game, CBS’ season premiere of Madam Secretary and the second episode of ABC’s Quantico tied for the most total viewers with 162,895 apiece. The Season 1 finale of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead was the biggest draw among 18-to-49-year-olds with 123,852.On Saturday, ABC led the college football parade with a triple header that stretched from 11 a.m. to late night. TCU’s trashing of Texas had the biggest haul, with 212,472 total viewers. Baylor’s high-scoring win over Texas Tech, from Jerry’s Palace, followed with 191,225 viewers before Clemson’s close win over Notre Dame capped it off with 141,648 viewers.The Rangers-Angels game on Fox, which ended in horrifying fashion when Los Angeles scored 5 runs in the ninth to win 11-10, peaked at 347,038 viewers for the final carnage. Overall, the marathon game averaged 205,390 viewers.
On to Friday night, where CBS’ 9 p.m. episode of Blue Bloods had the most total viewers with 233,719. The 7:30 p.m. premiere of ABC’s Dr. Ken had 113,318 viewers to run second in its time slot behind CBS’ closing half-hour of The Amazing Race (127,483 viewers). Dr. Ken dropped to third with 18-to-49-year-olds, losing to Fox’s competing repeat of The Grinder and The Amazing Race
Here are Friday’s local news derby results.
CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. but TEGNA8 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).
Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added wins at 5 and 6 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. TEGNA8 ran first at 6 p.m. in total viewers and tied Fox4 for the top spot at 5 p.m.
Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 1) -- yes, football outdraws Rangers' post-season clincher10/02/15 09:53 AMThe Texas Rangers hit a new regular season ratings high Thursday night with their post-season clinching win over the Angels. It wasn’t nearly enough, though, to beat the competing out-of-town NFL game between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.CBS’ Thursday Night Football, in which Baltimore beat Pittsburgh in overtime with a winning field goal at 10:49 p.m., averaged 361,202 D-FW viewers. Tack on another 84,989 for the NFL Network simulcast and that’s a grand total of 446,191 viewers.The Rangers weighed in with 254,966 viewers on Fox Sports Southwest. That was easily good enough to beat all network entertainment programming -- except football.Rangers-Angels peaked at 339,955 viewers for the closing minutes of the game. Ravens-Steelers hit a high point of 410,779 viewers on CBS alone between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m.Among Thursday night’s non-sports attractions, ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of Scandal drew the biggest crowd with 205,390 viewers. It also ranked highest among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with a haul of 88,920. Football drew almost three times the number of 18-to-49-year-olds with a combined average of 260,407 on CBS and NFL Net. The Rangers also easily outdrew Scandal with an average of 120,677 viewers in this key demographic.The second episodes of NBC’s new Heroes Reborn and The Player drew just 77,906 total viewers apiece to rank lowest among the Big Four broadcast networks. Both series also fared poorly among 18-to-49-year-olds, with The Player ranking lowest for the night (25,406) while Heroes Reborn had 31,757 to finish just ahead of Fox’s competing season premiere of Bones (28,581).Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.TEGNA8 comfortably won a downsized three-way competition at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 had the most total viewers at 6 a.m., but NBC5 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds.CBS11 won in total viewers at 6 p.m. while TEGNA8 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds. TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and tied Fox4 for the lead among 25-to-54-year-olds.LOCAL NEWS NOTE: -- CBS11 has tweaked its weekday 4 p.m. news team by moving Lisa Villegas to the meteorologist slot and transferring Jeff Jamison to the weekend evening and late night newscasts. Ken Molestina and Gilma Avalos remain as the 4 p.m. news anchors.
10/01/15 02:10 PMThe new season’s Episode 2 of Fox’s Empire again sunk all competitors Wednesday while also helping to make winners of lead-in Rosewood and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.Empire amassed 488,686 D-FW viewers, with more than half of them (257,232) in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old age range.Fox’s second episode of Rosewood handily won its 7 to 8 p.m. slot with 262,049 total viewers and 111,150 in the 18-to-49 realm. The 9 p.m. Fox4 news also cleaned up with respective winning totals of 325,790 and 127,028 viewers.The night’s only new series premiere, CBS’ Code Black, ran a solid second at 9 p.m. with 233,719 total viewers and 73,041 in the 18-to-49 demographic.ABC’s biggest scorer, Modern Family at 8 p.m., had 262,049 total viewers, with 130,204 of them 18-to-49-year-olds. NBC’s 7 p.m. episode of The Mysteries of Laura was Wednesday’s worst performer in the 18-to-49 motherlode among the Big Four broadcast networks. It drew just 25,406 of ‘em.The first-place Texas Rangers reduced their “Magic Number” for winning the Al West to 2 with a home win against the Detroit Tigers. The total viewers count was 212,472, with a high of 318,708 for the closing minutes of a game that ran until 10:22 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest. In other words, people are starting to pay attention to a team that has confounded all expectations.Here are Wednesday’s local news derby results.Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. with Fox4 comfortably alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions while NBC5 controlled the early evening ratings with sweeps at both 5 and 6 p.m.
Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Sept. 29) -- solid starts for Fox's Grandfathered, Grinder before again a whisper09/30/15 12:20 PM@unclebarkycom on TwitterFox’s premieres of GrandfatheredThe Grinder, respectively starring the criminally handsome duo of John Stamos and Rob Lowe, performed decently Tuesday night before the network’s second episode of Scream Queens again showed scant signs of life.Going against punishing competition from CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s first hour of The Voice, Grandfathered drew 184,142 D-FW viewers and The Grinder, 191,225. NCIS led the 7 p.m. hour with 424,944 viewers while The Voice ran a solid second with 368,285 viewers. That left ABC’s competing The Muppets and Fresh Off the Boat in the ratings dust with respective totals of 134,566 and 84,989 viewers.Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice led with 123,852, followed by NCISThe Grinder (88,920), Grandfathered (69,865), The Muppets (66,690) and Fresh Off the Boat (44,460).The Voice led all programming in both ratings measurements from 8 to 9 p.m., with CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans taking the second spot and ABC’s season premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D winning the bronze. That left Scream Queens in the dumper with Tuesday night’s lowest scores among the Big Four broadcast networks in both total viewers (63,742) and 18-to-49-year-olds (22,230).At 9 p.m., CBS’ new Limitless had the most total viewers (191,225) while tying NBC’s surprisingly resilient Best Time Ever in the 18-to-49 demographic with 60,338 viewers apiece.The first-place Texas Rangers’ crucial 7-6 home win against the Detroit Tigers averaged a nice-sized 191,225 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest, with a peak crowd of 262,049 between 10:15 and 10:30 p.m. The game’s closing half-hour went opposite the 10 p.m. local newscasts on Fox4, NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11. And it easily outdrew the top performer on NBC5 (155,813 viewers.)Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.NBC5 also was tops at 10 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. races while the 6 p.m. golds went to CBS11 in total viewers and TEGNA8 in the 25-to-54 age range.NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and shared the 25-to-54 lead with TEGNA8.Former WFAA staffers on hand to salute him included Tracy Rowlett, Gloria Campos, Debbie Denmon, Midge Hill, Bill Brown, Peggy Wehmeyer, Brad Hawkins, Chris Heinbaugh, Teresa Woodard, Rebecca Rodriguez, Karin Kelly, John Sparks, John Gudjohnsen, David Goldberg, Jim Tapley, P.J. Ward, Sidney Sims, Pat Trapf and Press Club board member Michael Grant. A sizable contingent of Harris’ current news room colleagues also attended, including news director Carolyn Mungo, assistant news director Eric Valadez, producer Jason Trahan and reporters Rebecca Lopez, Jim Douglas, Lauren Zakalik, Tanya Eiserer and Philip Townsend. A number of others were unable to be there because of their work schedules.