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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Dec. 27) -- Kennedy Center Honors thrive amid reruns

CBS reaped a just reward Tuesday night for sticking by its annual holiday season telecast of the high-minded Kennedy Center Honors.

The two-hour telecast, which feted Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond and Sonny Rollins among others, command the 8 to 10 p.m. slot with 237,094 D-FW viewers. Save for Fox4's local 9 p.m. newscast, it otherwise was wall-to-wall repeats, with CBS' NCIS the overall top draw with 345,479 viewers from 7 to 8 p.m.

NCIS and the first hour of the Kennedy Center Honors also won among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds before Fox4's news handily took the 9 p.m. hour.

In Tuesday's local news derby results, CBS11 topped the 10 p.m. field in total viewers while Fox4 had the edge among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers and tied Fox4 for first place with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 swept the 5 p.m. competitions and shared the total viewers gold with CBS11 at 6 p.m. WFAA8 broke through with a 6 p.m. win in the 25-to-54 demographic.