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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Dec. 14) -- CBS drowns out sing-a-longs with comedy/crime

ABC's new Jennifer Hudson Christmas special and the premiere of NBC's The Sing-Off failed to hit any ratings high notes against CBS' new episodes of its regular Monday night comedy quartet and CSI: Miami.

CBS led from start to finish in total D-FW viewers, with Two and a Half Men drawing a crowd of 291,811 to lead all Monday programming.

Sing-Off ran second from 7 to 9 p.m. with 135,726 viewers. The nicely done Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas finished fifth in the 7 p.m. hour (95,008 viewers), with TXA21's combo of Mavs pre-game and Mavs-Hornets taking the fourth spot.

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, Sing-Off broke through to a first-place tie from 7 to 8 p.m. with CBS' How I Met Your Mother and Accidentally On Purpose. CBS then romped in that key demographic for the rest of Monday night.

In local news derby action, WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for first at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but CBS11 had the gold to itself with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 returned to the 6 a.m. winner's circle after a one-day respite, beating runnerup Fox4 in both ratings measurements. The 7 to 9 a.m. portion of Fox4's Good Day ran second to NBC's Today while ABC's Good Morning America lagged well behind in third place during George Stephanopoulos' first day as the program's co-anchor.

WFAA8 won in total viewers at 6 p.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. Fox4 had the golds at both hours among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Coming off a puny Oprah lead-in at 4 p.m. WFAA8 ran an across-the-board, out-of-the-money fourth at 5 p.m. The ABC station likewise finished a distant fourth at 6 a.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds, behind longtime doormat CBS11.