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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., June 21) -- NBC in charge, but solid start for Combat Hospital

NBC's twin summertime cannons -- America's Got Talent and The Voice -- controlled Tuesday's prime-time Nielsens from start to finish Tuesday in the key 18-to-49 demographic.

Still, ABC has to be happy with a nice tune-in for the premiere episode of Combat Hospital, which took second place at 9 p.m. among the Big Four broadcast networks and came close to beating the second hour of Voice in total viewers.

A repeat of CBS' amazingly resilient NCIS won at 7 p.m. in total D-FW viewers, edging Talent by a score of 242,400 to 235,974. But Talent had almost twice a many advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds in that hour while a new episode of ABC's Wipeout claimed a distant second place ahead of NCIS.

Voice rang up 214,697 total viewers from 8 to 10 p.m. to win in that measurement. It ran first by far more dominant margins with 18-to-49-year-olds.

Combat Hospital, an imported Canadian production, opened well with 200,845 total viewers at 9 p.m., running just a hair behind the competing closing hour of Voice (207,771 viewers). CH also placed second with 18-to-49-year-olds.

The 8 p.m. launch of ABC's 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show ran third in total viewers with 159,291 while moving up to second place in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers' extra inning home win over the Astros averaged a nice-sized 214,697 total viewers, rising to a peak crowd of 297,805 between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. With the Dallas Mavericks' championship season now in the books, baseball is back on the drawing board for increasing numbers of North Texas viewers. And it doesn't hurt that the Rangers are still clinging to first place.

In Tuesday's local news derby results, Fox4 and WFAA8 collected all of the golds.

WFAA8 had an especially big showing at 10 p.m. with a dominant 277,028 total viewers while also crushing its three competitors among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

The ABC affiliate also won at 5 and 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54 demographic.

Fox4 flexed by running the table at 6 a.m. before adding total viewer victories at 5 and 6 p.m.