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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Sept. 17) -- Revolution a street fighting man(ster) for NBC

NBC's big promotional push for Revolution paid off with dominating ratings -- opposite everything except football -- for its 9 p.m. Monday premiere.

Revolution drew 406,446 D-FW viewers, improving a bit on the overall 386,124 viewers for the Peacock's two-hour preceding edition of The Voice. That's a rarity these days for any 9 p.m. show, particularly when following a big-time ratings grabber.

The futuristic drama, in which earth has an all-encompassing power outage, also tied the 9 to 10 p.m. portion of ESPN's replacement referees-pocked Monday Night Football game between Denver and Atlanta. Football had the edge during that hour with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, but it was a pretty close score of 240,173 to Revolution's 208,150.

Nothing else at 9 p.m. was in that vicinity, although CBS only had a Hawaii Five-0 repeat while ABC countered with a thrown together CMA Festival special.

Monday's other notable prime-time premiere, Fox's critically panned Mob Doctor, pretty much took a baseball bat to the knees. It drew 149,030 total viewers in the 8 p.m. hour, falling sharply from the 237,094 for the network's preceding season premiere of Bones. And Mob Doctor arrived virtually DOA with 18-to-49-year-olds, luring just 32,023 of 'em.

In local news derby results, NBC5 failed to capitalize on its runaway lead-in advantage from Revolution, losing to WFAA8 in total viewers at 10 p.m. while tying Fox4 for first among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 nipped WFAA8 for the top spot in total viewers at 6 a.m., while in turn being edged by NBC5 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

WFAA8 won in total viewers at both 5 and 6 p.m.; Fox4 did likewise with 25-to-54-year-olds.

WFAA8's high-priced, heavily promoted syndicated Katie continued to fall short as a news lead-in. It placed fourth in total viewers at 4 p.m., third with 25-to-54-year-olds and in a fifth place tie with CW33's Ricki Lake Show in the 18-to-49 measurement.