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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Feb. 29-March 1) -- return of The Voice lets NBC call the tune

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NBC’s double dose of The Voice paced both the Monday and Tuesday night Nielsens while also giving the Peacock’s “Super Tuesday” coverage a boost in the 9 p.m. hour.

The Voice drew 347,038 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, beating back CBS’ competing formidable combo of NCIS (304,543) and NCIS: New Orleans (262,049). The Voice won by wider margins among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds.

NBC’s hour of election results coverage then won at 9 p.m. among the Big Four broadcast networks with 184,142 total viewers while also topping ABC, CBS and Fox in the 18-to-49 age range. But in the cable universe, Fox News Channel’s 9 to 10 p.m. Super Tuesday coverage edged NBC with 191,25 total viewers.

FNC easily beat rivals CNN and MSNBC throughout the prime-time and late night hours. Its peak audience came from 9 to 9:30 p.m., when FNC had 198,307 total viewers. CNN hit its ratings high point of 106,236 viewers from 9:45 to 10 p.m. MSNBC’s had its peak crowd of 77,906 viewers between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m.

On Monday night, The Voice drew an even bigger crowd of 375,367 total viewers in the 7 to 9 p.m. slot, spanking ABC’s competing two hours of The Bachelor (247,884). The Voice also routed The Bachelor among 18-to-49-year-olds before CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles took over in total viewers at 9 p.m. with 212,472. NCIS: L.A. edged NBC’s Blindspot for the top spot in the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are the Monday and Tuesday local news derby results for the 18th and 19th weekdays of the February “sweeps” ratings period. Only Wednesday remains to be counted.

Monday -- TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 stayed unbeaten at 6 a.m. with twin wins and TEGNA8 swept the 6 p.m. competitions. Both of the 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5.

Tuesday -- NBC5 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 took the 25-to-54 prize.

Fox4 again thumped the competition at 6 a.m. before NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m. and TEGNA8 did likewise at 6 p.m.

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