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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., Nov. 23-24) -- Dancing with the Stars waltzes to win

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ABC’s 21st edition of Dancing with the Stars (but who’s counting?) went out a ratings winner Tuesday night, with the late Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi, copping the Mirror Ball with pro partner Derek Hough.

D-FW viewers TV watchers still cared enough to make DWTS prime-time’s top draw from 8 to 10 p.m. with 304,543 viewers. DWTS also won among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with 104,798.

CBS’ NCIS topped the 7 p.m. hour with 339,955 total viewers and 69,865 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

In Monday’s prime-time ratings wars, NBC’s The Voice had the most total viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. (347,038), beating a competitive DWTS (290,378). CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles then won at 9 p.m. with 219,554 viewers, nipping NBC’s Blindspot in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks. ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchup of the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills averaged the most 18-to-49-year-olds with 139,731.

Here are the local news derby results for the 18th and 19th weekdays of the November “sweeps” ratings period, which ends on the day before Thanksgiving.

Monday -- TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 was comfortably on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 added another pair of 6 a.m. wins and also swept the 5 p.m. competitions. CBS11 ran first in total viewers at 6 p.m., with Fox4 taking the 25-to-54 gold.

Tuesday -- TEGNA8 capitalized on the strong lead-in from DWTS to win at 10 p.m. in both ratings races.

Fox4 stayed unbeaten at 6 a.m. throughout the sweeps with another sweep. The station also drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 and 6 p.m.

CBS11 again had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. while NBC5 broke through with a 5 p.m. win in that measurement.

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