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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 24) -- Obama speech alters prime-time lineups

President Obama's first speech to Congress blunted prime-time entertainment lineups Tuesday, with analysis and Gov. Bobby Jindal's Republican response mopping up.

Broadcast networks then joined shaved-off shows in progress, save for CBS, which showed a full rerun of Two and a Half Men that pushed CBS11's 10 p.m. newscast past its appointed hour.

Here's how the D-FW Nielsen numbers looked when Obama occupied center stage from 8 to 9:15 p.m.

NBC -- 205,933 viewers
CBS and Fox -- 192,647 viewers apiece
ABC -- 159,432 viewers
Univision -- 112,931 viewers
Fox News Channel -- 99,645 viewers
CNN -- 66,430 viewers
MSNBC -- 46,501 viewers
PBS -- 26,572 viewers

That's a grand total of 1,102,738 viewers, with 750,659 of them choosing one of the Big Four broadcast networks. In the 7 to 8 p.m. hour, an identical number gathered to watch CBS' NCIS (338,793 viewers); NBC's Biggest Loser (199,290 viewers); Fox's Bones (126,217 viewers) and ABC's Homeland Security USA (86,359 viewers).

In the daily local news derby, WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 swept the 6 a.m. competitions, with WFAA8 doing likewise at 6 p.m.

The Peacock nipped Fox4 in total viewers at 5 p.m., but Fox4 took the gold by a comfortable margin among 25-to-54-year-olds.