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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 9) -- George Lopez sitcom repeats outdraw competing premiere of Lopez Tonight

The first late night talk show in TBS cable's history, Lopez Tonight, had a rough start in D-FW Monday.

The one-hour launch, opposite 10 p.m. local newscasts, drew just 33,215 D-FW viewers, falling well short of competing late night George Lopez sitcom repeats on TXA21 (53,144 and 73,073 viewers).

ESPN's Monday Night Football again lured the night's biggest crowd, with Pittsburgh's thrashing of Denver averaging 431,795 viewers. Monday's second biggest draw, ABC's Dancing with the Stars performance show, had 332,150 viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. before CBS' CSI: Miami won the 9 p.m. hour among the Big Four broadcast networks with 292,292 viewers.

Excluding football, CSI: Miami also won among advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds. But Fox's House had the edge over Dancing from 7 to 8 p.m. before CBS' Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory ran first in this key demographic from 8 to 9 p.m.

NBC's The Jay Leno Show again came up empty, placing fifth overall in both total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds.

In local news derby results, CBS11 ran up the score at 10 p.m. with a comfortable win over arch rival WFAA8. The CBS11 late nighter held onto almost all of its CSI: Miami lead-in, drawing 285,649 total viewers to WFAA8's 199,290. CBS11 also won among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

The 6 a.m. Nielsens again were controlled by NBC5, which is starting to pull away from Fox4 after briefly slumping earlier in the month.

The Peacock also ran the table at 5 p.m. before the golds were split at 6 p.m. between WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Deion Sanders and wife Pilar will host DFW's Prime Time People, a locally produced half-hour special airing on both CBS11 and TXA 21.

Featured are CBS11 sports anchor Babe Laufenberg's interviews with Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman, and entertainment reporter Sandie Newton's sit-downs with Jamie Foxx and Selena Gomez.

Show times are Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 7 p.m. on TXA21, and Saturday, Nov. 21st at 6:30 p.m. on CBS11.