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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Nov. 19) -- CBS comedies, ABC dramas share the power

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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory again ranked as Thursday’s dominant top draw before ABC got some traction later in the night with two of its three Shonda Rhimes-produced dramas.

Big Bang led off with 460,356 D-FW viewers before CBS’ following Life In Pieces held on to win from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with 233,719.

CBS’ Mom then knocked off the first half of ABC’s Scandal with 219,554 viewers. Scandal’s second half-hour drew 191,225 viewers to beat CBS’ 2 Broke Girls (155,813) before ABC’s How to Get Away with Murder won the 9 p.m. hour with 184,142 viewers.

Big Bang and Life In Pieces also ran first in their time slots among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. Scandal and HTGAWM then controlled the 8 to 10 p.m. hours in this key demographic.

Over on the NFL Network, the Thursday Night Football matchup between the victorious Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans averaged just 141,648 total viewers. That’s a season low.

Here are the local news derby results for the 16th weekday of the November ratings “sweeps” period, which ends on the day before Thanksgiving.

TEGNA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions with wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 remained unbeaten in the sweeps at 6 a.m. with another sweep.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and tied Fox4 for first place among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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