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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Mon., May 4-7) -- The Voice again gets the golds

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Although its audience is steadily eroding, NBC’s latest two-hour edition of The Voice again paced Monday night’s prime-time offerings.

Running from 7 to 9 p.m., The Voice drew 213,663 D-FW viewers in beating both Fox’s competing The Resident (170,930), which has just been renewed, and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: Athletes (156,686).

The Voice also lured 46,809 advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds in tying Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast for the night’s best. Fox4’s news also won the 9 p.m. hour in total viewers (178,053).

On Saturday, NBC’s annual presentation of the Kentucky Derby easily lapped all programming throughout the night and day. After the usual interminable buildup, the race was finally run in a two-minute window between 5:45 and 6 p.m. There were 313,372 total viewers in those 15 minutes, which is the closest we can get to an actual audience count.

Let’s bounce back to Sunday for a paragraph. Prime-time’s overall biggest draw, CBS’ 8 p.m. episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, pulled in 220,785 total viewers. ABC’s American Idol, which ran from 7 to 9 p.m. was tops with 18-to-49-year-olds (49,930).

Friday’s prime-time leaders were CBS’ relentlessly successful Blue Bloods in total viewers (299,128) and NBC’s Dateline in the 18-to-49-year-old realm (43,688).

Here are the Friday and Monday local news derby results for the seventh and eighth weekdays of the May ratings “sweeps.”

Friday -- CBS11 enjoyed one of the station’s rare 10 p.m. sweeps, winning in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 as usual scored twin wins at 6 a.m. while NBC5 ran first in both 5 p.m. competitions. At 6 p.m., the Peacock had the most total viewers and Fox4 prevailed with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Monday -- CBS11 won for the second weeknight at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 easily led among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the 6 p.m. top spot in total viewers while the Peacock was alone atop the 25-to-54 heap.

The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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