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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 11) -- Peacock punch

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NBC’s The Voice hit another pair of ratings high notes Monday night before The Blacklist won one, lost one.

In another face-off with ABC’s Dancing with the Stars from 7 to 9 p.m., The Voice won by a score of 355,065 D-FW viewers to 284,052. The Voice also set the pace in those hours among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

NBC’s The Blacklist had the most total viewers at 9 p.m., with 298,255 in a fairly close competition with ABC’s Castle (262,748). But Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast narrowly led with 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 94,444 to Blacklist’s 91,188 while Castle ran a close third (87,931). That left CBS’ 9 p.m. attraction, Hostages, on a respirator with just 22,797 viewers in this key demographic.

CBS stations, including CBS11 in D-FW, have been accustomed to potent network drama lead-ins on most weeknights. But Hostages is anything but, particularly compared to last season’s incumbent, Hawaii Five-0. And on this latest Monday night, CBS11’s 10 p.m. newscast paid the price with fourth-place finishes in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Here are Monday’s overall local news derby results:

WFAA8, riding high at 10 p.m. in the ongoing November “sweeps” ratings period, chalked up two more wins in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4, likewise in charge of the 6 a.m. competitions, again ran the table with twin wins.

NBC5 rose up to sweep the 6 p.m. Nielsens. At 5 p.m., the Peacock and WFAA8 tied for the most total viewers while Fox4 wore the 25-to-54 crown.

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