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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., March 5) -- another shout out for The Voice while Smash finds its voice against repeats

NBC basked in the rarefied air of a wall-to-wall prime-time win Monday, with The Voice still operating at a high decibel level while Smash managed to hum along.

The Voice racked up 474,187 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., trampling ABC's The Bachelor and Fox's two new episodes of Alcatraz while CBS punted with comedy repeats.

Smash held on to 243,868 viewers, its best showing since Feb. 13th. But ABC and CBS respectively had 9 p.m. reruns of Castle and Hawaii Five-0.

The Peacock's musical Monday also triumphed among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, at least among the Big Four broadcast networks. But the down-to-the-wire Dallas Mavericks loss at Oklahoma City had the most viewers in both ratings measurements during its closing 15-minute segment (9:15 to 9:30 p.m.) on Fox Sports Southwest. Overall the game averaged 182,901 total viewers, peaking at 277,738 in its last quarter hour.

In Monday's local news derby results, WFAA8 deflected NBC5's lead-in advantage to score a dominating win at 10 p.m. in total viewers. WFAA8 made it a twosome by edging Fox4 for first place among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Both of the 6 a.m. golds went to Fox4, which likewise ran the table at 5 p.m.

WFAA8 ran first at 6 p.m. in total viewers while NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.