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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., March 30) -- usual win for Dancing, unusual No. 1s for Daybreak

ABC's Dancing with the Stars again waltzed through Monday's prime-time ratings while WFAA8's Daybreak had twin wins at 6 a.m. for the first time since, well, we'll have to look that up.

Dancing drew 378,651 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., whipping CBS' runnerup all-new comedy lineup of The Big Bang Theory (186,004); How I Met Your Mother (192,647); Two and a Half Men (298,95) and Rules of Engagement (225,862).

The ABC juggernaut also swept the time period among advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds, although it beat Two and a Half Men by just 3,241 viewers in the 8 to 8:30 slot.

CBS' CSI: Miami took over as usual at 9 p.m., luring 362,079 total viewers opposite ABC's runnerup Castle, which dipped to 205,933. CSI likewise had a big edge among 18-to-49-year-olds, with Fox4's 9 p.m local newscast claiming second place.

New episodes of Fox's House and 24 ran a disquieting fourth among 18-to-49-year-olds; NBC's Chuck and Heroes took the bronzes. 24 improved to third place at 8 p.m. in the total viewer Nielsens while House tied Chuck for the No. 3 spot.

In the local news ratings derby, WFAA8 barely missed a double grand slam. The ABC station won in total viewers at 6 a.m., and at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming, WFAA8 had the golds to itself at 6 a.m., and at 5 and 10 p.m. Its only stumble came at 6 p.m., where NBC5 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds.

WFAA8's twin wins at 6 a.m., where it has been running a distant third and sometimes fourth, were the station's first early morning sweep since -- holy crap! -- Friday, Oct. 24, 2008. For the historical record, here's how it looked on Monday:

WFAA8 -- 112,931
NBC5 -- 106,288
Fox4 -- 99,645
CBS11 -- 39,858

WFAA8 -- 75,883
Fox4 and NBC5 -- 63,741 each
CBS11 -- 24,282