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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 14) -- Valentine night's love for CBS dramas

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Networks competing with CBS took an arrow to the heart on Valentine’s night, with only NBC’s This Is Us getting some love.

NCIS as usual led off the night with a big win in total D-FW viewers (399,911) before CBS’ Bull (298,115) and NCIS: New Orleans (319,928) held serve from 8 to 10 p.m.

The two NCIS hours also won their time slots with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. But the 8 p.m. hour belonged to This Is Us, prime-time’s runaway top scorer in that key demographic with 115,456 viewers.

ABC in contrast scraped bottom with its 8:30 to 10 p.m. combo of The Real O’Neals and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. They shared Tuesday’s lows in total viewers among the Big Four broadcast networks with 29,084 apiece. Real O’Neals had the smallest haul of 18-to-49-year-olds (6,414) while S.H.I.E.L.D. was close behind (9,621).

On KERA13, the 9 p.m. premiere of the documentary film Tower (which revisited the 1966 mass shootings on the University of Texas campus), had 29,084 total viewers and 3,207 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results for the ninth weeknight of the February “sweeps.”

CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at both 6 a.m. and 5 p.m., and NBC5 swept the 6 p.m. competitions.

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