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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 20)

Belo8 quick-stepped to another 10 p.m. news ratings win Tuesday while ABC's Dancing with the Stars results show again ruled the prime-time universe.

The bigger news at 10 p.m., though, is the clear rejection of NBC5's once dominant newscast, which had the night's biggest network lead-in. Here's the telling tale of the tape in the total homes measurement:

Lead-in (9:45 to 10 p.m.): The Bachelor: After the Final Rose -- 238,689 homes
Belo8 news -- 245,996 homes

Lead-in: Law & Order: SVU -- 263,045 homes
NBC5 news -- 170,492 homes

Lead-in: Cane -- 131,522 homes
CBS11 news -- 146,136 homes

Lead-in: Fox4 9 p.m. local news -- 112,038 homes
Fox4 10 p.m. news -- 107,166 homes

NBC5 won the 10 p.m. ratings last November in both total homes and among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. After the dust clears this time, the Peacock will be third in homes and possibly in the same spot with 25-to-54-year-olds, where it's fighting to hold off CBS11.

Tuesday's Nielsens also saw Belo8 rout the competition at 10 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demo, with CBS11 falling into fourth place and hurting its chances against NBC5.

Belo8 also won at 6 a.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds, but Fox4 took first in total homes. Those races remain pretty close, with Fox4 still on top with just six weekdays to go. During the holiday period, though, stations have the option of "throwing out" various newscasts. So we'll see who does what.

Belo8 again controlled the 5 and 6 p.m. races in both measurements, and will have comfortable across-the-board victories when the final sweeps numbers are in.

Elsewhere, the Dallas Mavericks' big comeback win against Toronto drew a sub-standard 73,0658 homes on Fox Sports Southwest. And Katie Couric's CBS Evening News, no longer a doormat in D-FW, edged Brian Williams' NBC Nightly News for the second straight day.