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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Jan. 21)

Three networks shared in the prime-time spoils Monday, including an amazingly potent repeat of CBS' CSI: Miami.

Out of new episodes but still rerunning strong, David Caruso and his off/on shades were the night's top draw in D-FW, amassing 263,045 total homes in whipping a competing first-run episode of NBC's Medium and Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast (165,621 homes apiece). CSI: Miami also prevailed among advertiser-courted 18-to-49-year-olds.

A new episode of ABC's October Road ran a distant fourth at 9 p.m., but the network started the night strong by winning from 7 to 8 p.m. with the first hour of Dance War (161,967 homes). NBC's American Gladiators easily won the hour among 18-to-49-year-olds, though with Fox's made-in-North Texas Prison Break again finishing fourth in both measurements.

The Peacock controlled the Nielsens at 8 p.m. with twin wins for its lately juiced up Deal or No Deal (221,640 homes). Fox's new Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ran third in both measurements.

Despite another substantial lead-in advantage, CBS11's 10 p.m. newscast fell to a close second behind Belo8 in the total homes Nielsens. But NBC5 took the prize among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

The Peacock also had an unusually good day in the early morning race, winning at 6 a.m. in the 25-to-54 demo and finishing second behind Belo8 in total homes.

The Martin Luther King holiday, with much of the potential audience sleeping in rather than watching early morning TV, proved to be a bad day for Fox4's usually frontrunning Good Day. It ran third in both measurements for the first time in recent memory, with the usually dormant CBS11 not that far behind.

Good Day had a strong finishing kick, though, running the ratings table from 7 to 9 a.m. against the three network morning shows.

Belo8 again controlled the 5 and 6 p.m. news ratings with across-the-board wins.

In the cable universe, CNN's very lively Democratic presidential candidate debate from South Carolina averaged 53,854 homes from 7 to 9:10 p.m. It peaked at 63,326 homes from 8:30 to 8:45 p.m.