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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., March 3) -- NBC wins wire to wire

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It helps when CBS airs reruns of its popular Tuesday night crime dramas, most notably NCIS.

But NBC’s latest 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Voice may well have won anyway. And with little resistance, it won really big this time with 474,232 total viewers and 160,844 in the advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

NCIS, the next closest attraction in total viewers, barely drew half The Voice’s crowd with 244,090. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, the return of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fox’s New Girl shared the runner-up spot with 66,230 viewers apiece.

NBC also won the 9 p.m. hour with Chicago Fire. It drew 230,142 total viewers and 75,691 in the 18-to-49 sweet spot. ABC’s 9 p.m. new episode of Forever in contrast had prime-time’s smallest haul of 18-to-49-year-olds -- 18,923 -- among the Big Four broadcast networks.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 topped off a big night for the Peacock with 10 p.m. wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. while also sweeping the 6 p.m. competitions.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and tied Gannett8 for the lead among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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