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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Dec. 21) -- ESPN's Monday Night Football routs broadcast offerings

The Giants' rout of the Redskins was matched by Monday Night Football's dominance of competing programming.

ESPN's franchise sports attraction averaged 373,247 D-FW viewers against a menu of reruns and another full night of new unscripted programming on NBC.

In the 9 to 10 p.m. hour, football more than doubled the audience of CBS' CSI: Miami repeat, even though New York by that time was already deep into its 45-12 crushing of Washington.

Over on the Peacock, a 7 to 9 p.m. live finale of The Sing Off scratched up 115,367 viewers. Among broadcast networks, it ran second in the first hour to ABC's I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown (122,153 viewers) before lagging behind CBS' 8 to 9 p.m. reruns of Two and a Half Men (237,521 viewers) and The Big Bang Theory (190,016 viewers).

NBC's The Jay Leno Show then drooped to 88,222 viewers, beating only ABC's Castle rerun in the 9 p.m. hour. Leno moved up to second with advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds, outdrawing Fox4's 9 p.m. newscast.

A new episode of ABC's ridiculously overwrought Find My Family bombed at 8 p.m. with 47,504 viewers, the smallest total of the night among the Big Four broadcast networks.

The 10 p.m. local news race went to CBS11 in total viewers, with WFAA8 winning among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 took the 6 a.m. golds in both ratings measurements and also won at 5 p.m. in total viewers.

Fox4 otherwise swept the early evening news Nielsens, running the table at 6 p.m. and also taking first at 5 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. In the post-November "sweeps" ratings, Fox4 has become the station to beat at 6 p.m. and a strong contender at 5 p.m.