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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., April 9) -- clash of the titans

CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s The Voice banged heads in the 7 p.m. hour Tuesday, with Nielsen awarding a split decision to prime-time’s reigning two heavyweights.

NCIS had the biggest overall turnout, a whopping 557,620 viewers to The Voice’s 447,473. It was the reverse with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. The Voice had a highly impressive 264,720 viewers in this age range compared to 133,955 for NCIS.

CBS also won at 8 p.m. in total viewers with NCIS: Los Angeles (385,515). ABC ran first at 9 p.m. with Body of Proof (206,526). The respective golds among 18-to-49-year-olds went to ABC’s Dancing with the Stars results show and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.

NBC’s 8 to 10 p.m. premiere of Ready For Love, yet another dating competition show, had 103,263 total viewers. Among the Big Four broadcast networks, that was good enough to beat only Fox’s 8 to 9 p.m. tandem of New Girl and The Mindy Project. But Ready For Love moved up to second place in the 9 p.m. hour among 18-to-49-year-olds, trailing only Fox4’s newscast.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ home win against Tampa Bay drew a nice-sized 185,873 viewers, with 66,977 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results:

WFAA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 again did likewise in the 6 a.m. hour while WFAA8 added a 5 p.m. win in total viewers and a 6 p.m. first among 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 won with 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m. and CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

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