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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., May 8) -- CBS wins the overall wars

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CBS swept Tuesday’s overall prime-time ratings with its usual trio of crime solving reliables.

NCIS led all TV attractions with 391,716 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour before Bull (334,739) and NCIS: New Orleans (213,663) also won their time slots.

ABC struck back among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, winning from 7 to 7:30 p.m. with Roseanne (84,256 viewers) before The Middle and the second half of NCIS tied from 7:30 to 8 p.m. with 59,291 viewers apiece. Bull then swept the 8 p.m. hour in this key demographic, and NBC won at 9 p.m. with Chicago Med.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results for the ninth weekday of the May “sweeps” ratings period.

CBS11 lately is on a surge. The station swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) while also winning at 5 and 6 p.m. in total viewers. CBS11 hasn’t had four wins in one day since . . . well, I can’t rightly recall.

Fox4 as usual had twin wins at 6 a.m. while notching 5 and 6 p.m. firsts in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic.

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