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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 19) -- CBS again in prime crime form

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ABC pumped up the back half of its Tuesday prime-time ratings with a visually arresting David Blaine special but CBS’ trio of crime hours again swept the total viewer Nielsens.

Lead-off hitter NCIS again led the way with the night’s biggest haul, drawing 561,003 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour. NCIS: Los Angeles won from 8 to 9 p.m. with 397,673 viewers before Person of Interest mopped up with a time slot-winning 362,166 viewers.

ABC’s David Blaine: Real or Magic drew 184,634 viewers from 8:30 to 10 p.m. That was good enough to out-point all non-CBS programming except the second half-hour of NBC’s The Voice, which had 248,546 viewers.

NCIS likewise won its time slot among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds before rival networks took charge. The Voice ran first in this key demographic from 8 to 9 p.m. before the closing hour of Blaine’s Real or Magic controlled the 9 p.m. hour.

In Tuesday’s local news derby Nielsens, CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. but WFAA8 dominated among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

At 6 a.m., Fox4 remained on its yellow brick road to an easy November “sweeps” win by again placing first in both ratings measurements.

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

The 5 p.m. golds went to WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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