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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., April 30) -- The Voice wins another duel

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ABC substituted the two-hour premiere of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes Monday night for what had been the usual same-sized edition of American Idol.

It didn’t matter. NBC’s The Voice still won the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in both total D-FW viewers (227,907) and with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (53,050). Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of The Resident ran second in that hour with 192,297 total viewers and 40,568 in the 18-to-49 realm.

The full two hours of DWTS: A drew 178,053 total viewers and 21,844 in the 18-to-49 age range. That was good enough to beat Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of Lucifer and CBS’ entire quartet of competing sitcoms, one of them an 8:30 p.m. repeat of The Big Bang Theory in place of the canceled Living Biblically.

At 9 p.m., CBS’ Elementary prevailed in total viewers with 156,686 while NBC’s Good Girls easily won among 18-to-49ers (49,930).

Here are Monday’s local news derby results on the third weekday of the May ratings “sweeps.”

TEGNA8 nipped CBS11 and NBC5 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but the Peacock ran first first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 cruised to another pair of 6 a.m. wins while the bottom continued to fall out for NBC5, which ran fourth in both ratings measurements. Whatever the reasons, it’s been a sharp and rather sudden decline for NBC5 over the past few months.

The 6 p.m. firsts went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic. NBC5 won at 5 p.m. in total viewers and Fox4 again was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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