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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Thurs., April 11-13) -- you'll have the usual

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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Fox’s Empire and CBS’ NCIS (a rerun no less) were the overall top ratings scorers during the past three weekdays while NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy also performed solidly. Sound familiar?

On Thursday, Big Bang as usual batted lead-off and pulled in 341,742 D-FW viewers while also ranking as prime-time’s top attraction with advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds (118,663). The venerable Grey’s then held steady, with its 7:30 to 8 p.m. portion winning in both ratings measurements before ABC’s Scandal and The Catch both dropped off considerably.

Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of Empire was Wednesday night’s top draw in both total viewers (261,760) and 18-to-49-year-olds (102,627). Another CBS perennial, Survivor, ranked as the prime-time runner-up in both realms. On TXA21, the Dallas Mavericks closed out their 33-49 season with two more ratings thuds, drawing just 29,084 total viewers and 12,828 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Tuesday’s 7 p.m. repeat of NCIS had the night’s biggest haul of total viewers with 218,133 while NBC’s competing episode of The Voice was prime-time’s top performer among 18-to-49-year-olds (60,935).

The Mavs fared much better with their heavily publicized stunt-casting sendoff for Tony Romo, who suited up and participated in warmups but did not play despite many in-house fans urging otherwise. Also on TXA21, the home loss to Denver averaged 65,440 total viewers and a heady 41,692 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Here are the Tuesday-Thursday local news derby results, with the four-week May “sweeps” ratings period starting soon on April 27th.

Tuesday -- After another lengthy drought, CBS11 broke through with a 10 p.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. races and TEGNA8 did likewise at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. spoils went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Wednesday -- TEGNA8 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. and Fox4 ran first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the most total viewers at 6 a.m., but the Peacock won outright with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The two stations also were fit to be tied in total viewers at 5 p.m., but this time Fox4 had the 25-to-54 win to itself. At 6 p.m., NBC5 won in total viewers and shared the 25-to-54 spoils with Fox4.

Thursday -- Let’s make it easier on unclebarky.com with sweeps at 5 and 6 p.m. (NBC5) and at 6 a.m. (Fox4). Loyalties were divided at 10 p.m., where TEGNA8 won in total viewers and NBC5 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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