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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 14) -- nice opening night for NBC's Marry Me

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NBC got what it wanted Tuesday night -- a big sampling for its new Marry Me in a cushy time slot following The Voice.

The 8 p.m. premiere of the generally favorably reviewed sitcom drew 265,012 D-FW viewers in running a solid second to the first half-hour of CBS’ competing NCIS: New Orleans (411,466 viewers). But of much more import to NBC, Marry Me comfortably won its time slot among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 122,998 to NCIS: NO’s 69,384.

The Peacock also won among 18-to-49-year-olds with The Voice and its 9 p.m. episode of Chicago Fire. NBC’s 8:30 p.m. season premiere of About a Boy ran second in both measurements to the second half of NCIS: NO. CBS also drew the most total viewers at both 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. with NCIS and Person of Interest.

Prime-time’s lowest achiever among the Big Four broadcast networks, ABC’s 7:30 p.m. episode of Manhattan Love Story, bottomed out with just 34,870 total viewers and 12,612 in the 18-to-49 demographic. It’s emerged as the favorite to be the first new fall series to be canceled. Manhattan Love Story and ABC’s preceding Selfie also were beaten from 7 to 8 p.m. in total viewers and 18-to-49-year-old by the second episode of CW’s competing The Flash.

Another new ABC series, Forever, likewise ran fourth at 9 p.m. in both ratings measurements. But its numbers were more than double those for Manhattan Love Story.

In Tuesday’s local news derby results, CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions, although NBC5 was just a hair behind in total viewers.

Fox4 likewise ran the table at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. golds both went to CBS11.

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