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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Sept. 26) -- transplanted Good Doctor struggles in killer time slot on TEGNA8

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Preempted Monday night by TEGNA8 in favor of the Dallas Cowboys-Arizona Cardinals simulcast, ABC’s The Good Doctor had its potential ratings amputated Tuesday in a buzzsaw 7 p.m. slot opposite a trio of established hits on rival networks.

The return of CBS’ NCIS led the way as usual with 298,115 D-FW viewers, followed by NBC’s The Voice (269,031) and Fox’s Season 2 launch of Lethal Weapon (174,506). The Good Doctor’s delayed premiere lagged in fourth place with 159,964 viewers.

In the advertiser-prized 18-to-49 age range, Good Doctor nipped Lethal Weapon for third place by a score of 35,278 viewers to 32,071. The Voice led with 89,799 viewers and NCIS had 48,107.

At 8 p.m., the Season 2 premiere of NBC’s This Is Us won in both total viewers (334,471) and with 18-to-49-year-olds (166,769). Both were highs for the night. The 9 p.m. hour went to CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans in total viewers (276,301) and NBC’s first episode of Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders in the 18-to-49 realm (64,142). NCIS: NO fell from first to fourth in this key demographic.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the now officially eliminated Texas Rangers took a second straight pounding from the Houston Astros while just 36,356 total viewers endured it.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 edged CBS11 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and in turn was edged by NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 stayed solid at 6 a.m. with twin wins. At 6 p.m., CBS11 won in total viewers and NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 and the Peacock tied for the most total viewers at 5 p.m., with NBC5 winning outright among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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