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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Nov. 28) -- Christmas special free-for-all

NBC offered its annual live Rockefeller Center Christmas special followed by a two-hour Saturday Night Live collection of holiday sketches while ABC countered with A Charlie Brown Christmas.

But CBS won Wednesday night in total D-FW viewers by decking the halls with Survivor: Philippines and a pair of crime series.

Survivor led off with 296,021 viewers to whip a game Charlie Brown (254,715 viewers) and drub the Rockefeller Center festivities (117,031).

Criminal Minds (364,863) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (337,326) then overwhelmed SNL's annual Christmas collection (172,105).

A new 9 p.m. episode of ABC's Nashville ran fourth with 117,031 viewers.

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, Charlie Brown rose up to win the 7 p.m. hour in a close battle with Survivor.

ABC's Modern Family then won from 8 to 8:30 p.m. with Wednesday's biggest haul of 18-to-49-year-olds before the closing half-hour of Fox's The X Factor nipped the second half of Criminal Minds. CSI prevailed at 9 p.m. in this key demographic, edging Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast while Nashville again ran an out-of-the-money fourth.

In the local news derby results, CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while WFAA8 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added 5 and 6 p.m. wins with 25-to-54-year-olds. CBS11 led in total viewers at 6 p.m. and NBC5 had the largest overall audience at 5 p.m.