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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 29) -- NBC is mostly golden

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NBC rolled Tuesday night while the World Series took a one-day break.

CBS stopped a clean sweep in prime-time with its 7 p.m. new episode of NCIS, which had overall biggest crowd of 418,977 D-FW viewers opposite NBC’s The Biggest Loser (198,836) and the first hour of Fox’s The X Factor (177,533).

The Peacock then took over from 8 to 10 p.m. with The Voice (312,457 viewers), which also won its time slot among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. NBC also celebrated an 18-to-49 victory by The Biggest Loser, which nipped The X Factor in the 7 p.m. hour.

A 7 p.m. repeat of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. offered proof positive that this series won’t repeat well. It ran a distant fourth in total viewers (42,608) and sunk to fifth with 18-to-49-year-olds behind The CW’s The Originals.

In Tuesday local news derby results, CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while the 5 p.m. firsts went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.; Fox4 and WFAA8 tied for the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds.


Former Fox4 reporter Rebecca Aguilar will make a “tryout” appearance as one of The Texas Daily’s rotating commentators on this week’s Thursday edition, which airs at 6 p.m. on KTXD-TV (Ch. 47) and is repeated at 9:30 p.m.

The one-hour program, aimed at a baby-boomer audience, is hosted by former WFAA8 anchor/reporter Jeff Brady and includes contributions from a number of prominent journalists who used to work in local TV news rooms. Aguilar will be the first Hispanic woman in the mix.

Aguilar made local and national news when Fox4 suspended her in October 2007 after her controversial exclusive interview with 70-year-old West Dallas salvage yard owner James Walton, who had shot and killed two alleged burglars within three weeks time.

All four major D-FW television news providers were in hot pursuit of the interview. But Aguilar was sharply criticized by some viewers for her aggressive approach in a shopping center parking lot after Walton had just bought a new shotgun. She subsequently sued Fox4 for wrongful termination, but a Dallas jury unanimously decided in favor of the station in December 2010.

The case was covered from start to finish by unclebarky.com. An account of the trial’s last day can be found here.

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