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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Wed., Oct. 21) -- crime-fighting duo again boosts CBS/CBS11

CBS again made corpses of rival networks Wednesday with a double dose of dominating crime hours.

Meanwhile, ABC's Eastwick is unlikely to make it to the November "sweeps." It again was the night's biggest loser.

Wednesday's big shot, CBS' CSI: NY, drew 365,365 D-FW viewers to lead all programming. It was closely followed by the network's Criminal Minds, with 352,079 viewers in the 8 p.m. hour.

ABC began the night on top with 139,503 viewers for the Kelsey Grammer sitcom Hank. But CBS' Gary Unmarried then took the 7:30 p.m. slot with 152,789 viewers.

ABC's critically acclaimed Modern Family was its biggest draw of the night with 159,432 viewers from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Still, that was only good for a third place finish opposite the first half-hours of Criminal Minds and NBC's Law & Order: SVU.

CBS controlled the 8 to 10 p.m. slot among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds. It was a split verdict in the 7 p.m. hour, with the opening half-hour of NBC's Mercy and Gary Unmarried sharing the golds.

Eastwick was a mega-clunker in this key demographic, drawing just 25,930 viewers in the 18-to-49 age range compared to top dog CSI: NY's 149,095. Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast ran third at 9 p.m. in this measurement, but still had more than twice as many viewers as ABC's sex-drenched witchin' hour.

In local news derby results, CBS11 rode its CSI: NY lead-in to twin wins at 10 p.m. in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. WFAA8 was runnerup in total viewers and NBC5 had the silver with 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock ran the table for the sixth straight weekday in the 6 a.m. competition. WFAA8 drooped to a distant fourth among 25-to-54-year-olds, with CBS11 taking the bronze by an unusually wide margin -- in the early mornings at least -- of six-tenths of a rating point.

WFAA8 regrouped to sweep the 5 p.m. news numbers with help from a better than usual crowd for the preceding Oprah Winfrey Show.

WFAA8 also ran first at 6 p.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 registered its only win of the day by topping the 25-to-54 numbers.