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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 27) -- The Good Doctor's in the house, and the Cowboys need one

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Monday’s new episode of The Good Doctor continued to provide ABC with a welcome new drama hit and TEGNA8’s increasingly dominant 10 p.m. newscast with a therapeutic lead-in.

Good Doc won its 9 p.m. slot in both total D-FW viewers (206,541) and advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (71,774). In dong so, it outpointed time slot competition from NBC’s A Very Pentatonix Christmas special, starring the Arlington, TX-bred a Capella group. It ran second in the 9 p.m. hour among the Big Four broadcast networks with 163,808 total viewers and 46,809 in the 18-to-49 age range.

NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Voice as usual topped all prime-time programming in total viewers with 235,029, whipping ABC’s competing CMA Christmas special (178,053). But The Voice ran well behind Good Doc for Monday’s top honors among 18-to-49-year-olds.

ESPN’s lackluster Monday Night Football attraction, the offensively challenged Baltimore Ravens vs. the offensively challenged Houston Texans, averaged just 185,175 total viewers.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results at the start of the first full week following the November “sweeps.”

TEGNA8’s 10 p.m. newscast, the new sweeps champ, ranked a runaway No. 1 Monday in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 held serve at 6 a.m. with another pair of comfy wins. The 6 p.m. golds were split between TEGNA8 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

At 5 p.m., NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the top spot in total viewers while the Peacock and Fox4 shared the 25-to-54 spoils.

AND THE ‘BOYS PLAYED ON -- The suddenly cratering Dallas Cowboys played three games, all of them lopsided losses, during your friendly content provider’s sojourn abroad.

Let’s review.

The Sunday, Nov. 12th road loss to the Atlanta Falcons, carried by Fox, averaged 1,082,559 total viewers and 393,196 within the 18-to-49 realm. Atlanta won 27-7.

On Nov. 19th, the Philadelphia Eagles’ 37-9 spanking of Dallas on NBC’s prime-time Sunday Night Football stage pulled in 1,189,391 total viewers and 474,331 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Then came the Thanksgiving Day anti-feast, again on the Cowboys’ home field. CBS was the carrier and the Los Angeles Chargers the beneficiary while North Texas fans tried to choke it all down. The Chargers’ 28-6 dress-down of Dallas, which ended at 6:20 p.m., averaged a pedestrian 1,146,658 total viewers and 449,366 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

That’s a massive drop off from last year’s Thanksgiving Day game, which aired on Fox. The Cowboys’ 10th straight win, 31-26 over the Washington Redskins, drew the biggest regular season crowd of the year with 1,941,384 total viewers and 782,532 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Seems like ancient history, eh?

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