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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., April 18) -- crime and singing pay

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CBS’ NCIS again led the way in total D-FW viewers Tuesday night, with the network’s Bull a close second.

The Mark Harmon-led crime buster drew 349,013 viewers before Bull won the 8 p.m. hour with 341,742. CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans then stayed strong with an easy 9 p.m. win in total viewers (305,386).

As usual, the tables were turned with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds. NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Voice dominated those two hours with 102,627 viewers in this key demographic before Fox4’s local newscast prevailed at 9 p.m. (57,728 viewers).

It was another lean night for ABC, particularly at 9 p.m., where Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ran a near-comatose fourth in the Big Four broadcast network universe with 36,356 total viewers and 19,243 in the 18-to-49-year-old realm.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 capitalized on the strong lead in from NCIS: New Orleans to win at 10 p.m. in total viewers. But the station again fell to fourth with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). Fox4 took the top spot.

The 6 a.m. golds also went to Fox4 while NBC5 swept the 5 p.m. competitions. The two stations split the spoils at 6 p.m., with NBC5 drawing the most total viewers and Fox4 winning with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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