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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 18) -- another split decision between The Voice & DWTS

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Nearing the end of another cycle, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars is showing it still has legs.

Monday’s latest two-hour chunk averaged 312,457 D-FW viewers to beat all competing programming in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot. The first hour of NBC’s The Voice provided the most resistance, drawing 284,052 viewers from 8 to 9 p.m. after a preceding recap had 163,330 viewers.

Fox’s second episode of Almost Human lured 170,431 viewers in the 7 p.m. hour to beat both The Voice recap and CBS’ How I Met Your Mother (163,330 viewers). But CBS’ 2 Broke Girls took the silver from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with 184,634 viewers in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks.

Hour 2 of The Voice topped the 9 to 10 p.m. ratings with 333,761 viewers while ABC’s competing Castle ran a solid second with 269,849. ESPN’s down-to-the-wire Monday Night Football game between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots averaged 298,255 viewers and beat everything in sight with its concluding 10 to 10:30 p.m. segment.

But Monday Night Football was the night’s overall kingpin among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, pulling in an average of 175,862 from start to stop. In the Big Four broadcast network terrain, the winners in this key demographic were the first half-hour of Almost Human, 2 Broke Girls and The Voice.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results:

NBC5, capitalizing on its bountiful 9:45 to 10 p.m. lead-in from The Voice, cruised to a rare pair of 10 p.m. wins in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions and also notched a 5 p.m. first in the 25-to-54 demographic.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m. WFAA8 scored its lone win by nipping Fox4 at 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 measurement.

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