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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., April 16-17) -- leadoff hitters NCIS and Roseanne again circle the bases

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New episodes of CBS’ NCIS and ABC’s Roseanne squared off again Tuesday night, with both coming out on top.

NCIS pulled in prime-time’s biggest haul of D-FW viewers with 334,739 while Roseanne ranked a runaway first with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (109,221). That matched Roseanne’s performance from last Tuesday in the 18-to-49-year-old realm. But the show up-ticked a bit in total viewers, drawing 284,488 compared to the previous episode’s 270,649 opposite an NCIS rerun.

CBS dominated from 8 to 10 p.m. in total viewers with its regular lineup of Bull (327,617) and NCIS: New Orleans (277,762). But both dramas as usual fell off with 18-to-49-year-olds, where the time slot winners were ABC’s black-ish and Splitting Up Together and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.

The new Splitting Up Together looks as though it could be a keeper for next season. But another ABC freshman sitcom, Alex, Inc., likely dug a grave for itself in a do-or-die test of its ratings strength in a special slot immediately following Roseanne. The Zach Braff comedy plunged to just 56,977 total viewers and 21,844 in the 18-to-49 realm before black-ish and Splitting Up Together built ABC’s audience back up.

On Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., ABC’s American Idol took a severe beating in total viewers. Staggering in with an average of 113,954 for the two hours, Idol was whipped by NBC’s two-hour edition of The Voice (Monday’s prime-time leader with 242,151), Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of The Resident and CBS’ comedy quartet of Kevin Can Wait, Man with a Plan, Superior Donuts and even Living Biblically.

In the 18-to-49-year-old demographic, Idol ran behind The Voice and The Resident. Monday’s 9 p.m. hour went to CBS’ Scorpion in total viewers and NBC’s Good Girls among 18-to-49ers.

Here are Monday’s and Tuesday’s local news derby results.

Monday -- TEGNA8 and CBS11 shared the total viewers lead at 10 p.m. while TEGNA8 was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in both ratings measurements and also ran first at 5 and 6 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds. The station tied NBC5 for the most total viewers at 5 p.m., and TEGNA8 won outright in this measurement at 6 p.m.

Tuesday -- CBS11 had its best day in a long while, ranking first in total viewers at 5,6 and 10 p.m.

Fox4 otherwise claimed all the spoils, sweeping the 6 a.m. competitions as usual and adding 5, 6 and 10 p.m. wins with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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