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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., July 21) -- Peacock crows

NBC's new episode of America's Got Talent rolled to another big Tuesday night win, with the Peacock's Law & Order: SVU repeat and NBC5's 10 p.m. newscast also joining in the fun.

CBS' NCIS repeat opened the night with its usual 7 p.m. win in both total viewers and advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds before Talent amassed 219,219 total D-FW viewers in the 8 p.m. hour to more than double the audience for any competing programming. That included the second hour of Fox's new season launch of Hell's Kitchen (93,002 viewers) and another dollop of CBS' Big Brother 11 (59,787 viewers).

Law & Order: SVU then drew 179,361 viewers at 9 p.m. to blunt CBS' first summertime airing of a Medium repeat (93,002 viewers). Canceled by NBC, Medium will debut on CBS this fall with new episodes following Ghost Whisperer on Friday nights.

Hell's Kitchen fared better with 18-to-49-year-olds, where its second hour ran a more competitive second to Talent.

ABC played dead all night with an across-the-board fourth place lineup of The Superstars, Better Off Ted, Scrubs and Primetime: Family Secrets.

Benefiting from the strong SVU lead-in, NBC5's 10 p.m. newscasts took the golds in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

But the Peacock uncommonly stumbled at 6 a.m., tying Fox4 for the lead in total viewers and losing to the station in the 25-to-54 demographic. WFAA8 continued to have serious problems in the latter measurement, drooping to fourth behind CBS11.

WFAA8 scored at 6 p.m. with twin wins while also tying NBC5 at 5 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. The Peacock won outright at 5 p.m. in total viewers.