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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Sept. 30-Oct. 1) -- NCIS remains unstoppable

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CBS’ NCIS, showing no signs of viewer fatigue, again flexed in Tuesday’s prime-time Nielsens, leading all TV attractions by a wide margin in total viewers.

The network’s FBI and NCIS: New Orleans also won their timeslots.

NCIS rolled up 346,882 D-FW viewers before FBI drew 224,453 and NCIS: New Orleans capped the night with 183,643 viewers.

Advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds as usual looked the other way, though. The leaders in that key demographic were ABC’s The Conners (65,886), the second half-hour of Fox’s The Resident (47,266), Fox’s Empire (71,615) and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast (60,157).

In Monday’s prime-time festivities, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ dismantling of the Cincinnati Bungles on ESPN’s Monday Night Football led all programs in total viewers (244,858) and among 18-to-49ers (117,449).

The Big Four broadcast network universe was paced by Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of 9-1-1, which pulled in 217,651 total viewers and 80,209 within the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are the local news derby results for Monday and Tuesday.

Monday -- WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and added 5 and 6 p.m. firsts among 25-to-54-year-olds. The total viewer golds at 5 and 6 p.m. respectively went to NBC5 and WFAA8.

Tuesday -- WFAA8 was tops in total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds.

The Peacock and Fox4 shared the 6 a.m. lead in total viewers, but Fox4 won outright with 25-to-54-year-olds.

WFAA8 ran first at 5 and 6 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 did likewise at those hours in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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