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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 26) -- pratfall for Dancing with the Stars finale

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ABC’s 2,768th edition of Dancing with the Stars came to a halt Tuesday night, with Glee co-star Amber Riley the latest Mirror Ball belle.

The D-FW ratings were lackluster, with DWTS averaging 291,153 viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. The lower-rated first hour, which drew 269,849 viewers, was beaten by both NBC’s The Voice (312,457 viewers) and CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles (284,052 viewers). CBS’ Person of Interest then topped the 9 p.m. ratings with a night’s best 376,369 viewers.

The Voice likewise ran first among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds from 8 to 9 p.m. . DTWS also was beaten by Fox’s New Girl from 8 to 8:30 p.m. while tying with NCIS: Los Angeles for the full hour. The 9 to 10 p.m. portion of DWTS regrouped to finish first in this key demographic.

CBS’ annual Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer reprise reigned in total viewers from 7 to 8 p.m. with 241,444. But ‘Dolph dipped to third among 18-to-49-year-olds, with Fox’s comedy combo of Dads/Brooklyn Nine Nine taking the top spot and ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D running second.

In Tuesday’s local news derby results, CBS11 edged WFAA8 for the most viewers at 10 p.m. while WFAA8 cruised with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 remained in full control at 6 a.m. with another doubleheader win and also swept the 5 p.m. Nielsens.

The 6 p.m. firsts went to CBS11 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 measurement.

The November “sweeps” ratings period ends on Wednesday. We’ll have full local news results sometime after Thanksgiving.

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