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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Jan. 3) -- the unstoppable NCIS

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In pure tonnage at least, few shows in TV history have been as durable as CBS’ NCIS.

Now in its 14th season, Mark Harmon’s brand of uniform justice once again was Tuesday’s top draw with 407,182 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour. CBS’ Bull (298,115) and NCIS: New Orleans (247,217) also won their time slots in total viewers.

NCIS also continues to do OK with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old viewers. It won from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in that key demographic before Fox’s new The Mick took over from 7:30 to 8 p.m. While Fox’s New Girl fades away (it ran fourth at 7 p.m. in both ratings measurements), The Mick looks like a potential midseason hit.

Bull held serve with 18-to-49-year-olds at 8 p.m. before NBC’s Chicago P.D. won the 9 p.m. hour in that realm.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results as the four major competitors start the new year in earnest and begin preparing for the February “sweeps.”

NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions while the 6 p.m. golds went to Fox4 in total viewers and TEGNA8 with 25-to-54-year-olds in a very close three-way fight with Fox4 and NBC5.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and Fox4 led among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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