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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 24) -- a World Series sweep for Fox

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Played in an unheard of two hours and 28 minutes, Fox’s Game 1 of the World Series beat all competing programming Tuesday night, including the formidable trio of CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s The Voice and This Is Us.

The 3-1 win by the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Houston Astros ran from 7:11 to 9:39 p.m., which is a news flash in days when post-season games typically run over three hours. It averaged 391,716 D-FW viewers, with 156,030 of them in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49 age range.

CBS’ 7 p.m. episode of NCIS drew 292,006 total viewers while The Voice had 270,640. This Is Us then ramped up slightly to 277,762 viewers in the 8 p.m. hour. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, This Is Us pulled in 146,668, followed by The Voice (81,136) and NCIS (46,809).

ABC’s top draw in total viewers, The Middle, had 149,564 opposite the first inning of the World Series and the closing minutes of pre-game activities.

Here are the local news derby results on the eve of the November “sweeps” ratings period.

Fox4 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The station also edged NBC5 for the most total viewers at 6 a.m. while the two of them tied in the 25-to-54 measurement.

CBS11 swept the 6 p.m. competitions and also added an uncommon win at 5 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. TEGNA8 broke through by nipping NBC5 in the 5 p.m. battle for total viewers.

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