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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 25) -- NCIS and The Voice trade punches

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Flexing with a new episode and Olympian ratings, CBS’ NCIS led all prime-time programming Tuesday with 468,686 D-FW viewers.

That easily was enough to brush aside NBC’s competing 7 p.m. edition of The Voice, which drew 340,862 viewers. But the Peacock’s No. 1 non-sports attraction punched back by pounding NCIS among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds by a score of 169,348 to 94,444.

CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles and Person of Interest completed CBS’ total viewers sweep with respective overall crowds of 340,862 and 276,951. Both crime dramas again lagged among 18-to-49-year-olds, though, with the second half of ABC’s The Bachelor winning from 8 to 9 p.m. and Fox4’s local newscast running first in the 9 p.m. hour.

The 9 p.m. premiere of ABC’s Mind Games had 113,621 total viewers to rank fourth in that time slot among the Big Four broadcast networks. It moved up to a third-place tie with Person of Interest in the 18-to-49 measurement.

The new NBC comedies About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher premiered in their regular 8 to 9 p.m. Tuesday slot after post-Olympics previews over the weekend.

About a Boy logged 184,634 total viewers to run third ahead of Fox’s competing New Girl. Growing Up Fisher dipped to 163,330 viewers in also placing third. About a Boy moved up to second place among 18-to-49-year-olds, trailing only the 8 to 8:30 p.m. portion of The Bachelor. Growing Up Fisher and Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine then tied for the bronze in that measurement.

Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show stayed ahead of rivals David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel in both ratings measurements, but with its smallest audiences to date. The second edition of Seth Meyers’ Late Night quickly fell out of favor, though, dropping to a tie with CBS’ competing Craig Ferguson in total viewers and losing to him in the 18-to-49 measurement. Both shows were beaten from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. by Fox4’s syndicated combo of TMZ and the first half-hour of Bethenny.

Here are the local news derby numbers on the second-to-last day of the February “sweeps” ratings period.

CBS11 nipped WFAA8 and NBC5 in a very tight 10 p.m. race for first place in total viewers. NBC5 won outright among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. and added 5 and 6 p.m. wins in the 25-to-54 demographic. NBC5 had the most total viewers at both of those hours.

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