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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., May 7-8) -- surprisingly small crowd for Hamilton's big blowout

Josh Hamilton's historic four home run night -- plus a double -- in the Texas Rangers' 10-3 rout of Baltimore couldn't match the rival heavy hitters on broadcast networks Tuesday.

Rangers-Orioles averaged 223,545 D-FW viewers on Fox Sports Southwest, the same as for Monday night's 14-3 smashing of Baltimore. The peak crowd of 264,190 viewers came during the closing 8:45 to 9 p.m. portion of Tuesday's game.

CBS' 7 p.m. episode of NCIS had Tuesday's biggest haul of 419,994 viewers while NBC's following Season 2 finale of The Voice won the 8 to 10 p.m. slot with 388,672 viewers.

CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles (311,609 viewers) and ABC's Dancing with the Stars results show (304,835 viewers) also outscored the Rangers.

The Voice led the way among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, with Fox's Season 1 finale of New Girl the night's second biggest draw in this key demographic.

On Monday night, Dancing won its two-hour head-to-head battle with The Voice by a score of 379,350 total viewers to 325,157. But those positions again were reversed with 18-to-49-year-olds. ABC's Season 4 finale of Castle easily swept the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements, weighing in with 318,383 total viewers.

Here are the two days' local news derby results.

Monday -- WFAA8 enjoyed a bountiful feast with sweeps of the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m., with WFAA8 finishing a fairly close third in both measurements.

Tuesday -- The Peacock crowed loudest, with NBC5 sweeping the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. slots and adding a 10 p.m. win among 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 topped the 10 p.m. field in total viewers while NBC5 and WFAA8 shared first place at 6 p.m. in that measurement, barely a mini-speck ahead of CBS11. Fox4's only win was a 6 p.m. gold in the 25-to-54 demographic.