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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 11) -- NBC/CBS split spoils

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NBC rolled to total dominance among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds while CBS again notched a pair of total viewer wins with its two NCIS hours.

Tuesday night’s biggest overall draw, just plain NCIS, drew 355,674 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour before NCIS: New Orleans barely held serve with a 320,804 to 313,830 win over the second hour of NBC’s The Voice.

The Peacock’s Chicago Fire then easily won at 9 p.m. with 237,116 viewers.

NBC had a cakewalk among 18-to-49-year-olds, with The Voice averaging 110,383 for its full two hours before Chicago Fire nabbed 72,537 viewers in this key demographic.

ABC’s Tuesday prime-time woes continued, with its first-year series Forever likely to last just a few more weeks after drawing just 48,818 total viewers and 18,923 in the 18-to-49 motherlode. On the other hand, CBS’ slumping Person of Interest ran a bit behind Forever at 9 p.m. in the 18-to-49 realm while tripling the latter series’ meager haul of total viewers.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results for the ninth weekday of the 20-weekday November “sweeps.”

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. but Gannett8 overcame the weak lead-in from Forever to win comfortably among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). It should be noted that Gannett8 is starting to perform like its old self at 10 p.m. Although running second in total viewers, the station more than tripled its inheritance from Forever while rivals Fox4, NBC5 and CBS11 all lost ground from their network lead-ins.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions, with a particularly dominant performance among 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 drew the most total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m. The 25-to-54 golds at those hours respectively went to Fox4 and Gannett8.

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