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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 10) -- CBS again makes crime pay off -- for the most part

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CBS retained its strong grip on Tuesday nights while ABC’s three first-year series had clammy, weak handshakes.

The crime-time lineup of NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans and Person of Interest again won from 7 to 10 p.m. with respective D-FW viewer totals of 404,492; 334,752 and 209,220.

NCIS also won its 7 p.m. hour among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds before the New Orleans spinoff lost from 8 to 8:30 p.m. to Fox’s New Girl but vaulted back to the top from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

NBC’s Chicago Fire narrowly won the 9 p.m. hour in the 18-to-49 realm, with Person of Interest and Fox4’s local newscast close behind.

ABC’s back-to-back episodes of Fresh Off the Boat for the most part capsized. The 7 p.m. half-hour tied NBC’s competing Parks & Recreation for third place in total viewers before placing third outright from 7:30 to 8 p.m. opposite another episode of Parks & Rec. But Boat logged two fourth place finishes among 18-to-49-year-olds.

ABC’s 8 to 10 p.m. offerings, Marvel’s Agent Carter and Forever, ran distant fourths across the board.

The NBC Nightly News, in its second edition with interim anchor Lester Holt, chalked up a first place finish in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (the main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results for the ninth weekday of the February “sweeps.”

CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Gannett8 had the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds while CBS11 fell well behind to fourth.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added a 5 p.m. win in total viewers.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. NBC5 ran first at both 5 and 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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