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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 19)

These are very high times for Belo8, which scored a rare double grand slam Monday in the four major local newscast faceoffs.

The ABC station swept the 6 a.m. and 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Nielsens in both total homes and among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. That hadn't happened since March 6 of this year, when Belo8 also touched all the bases.

Barring a mega-implosion, Belo8 already has locked up November "sweeps" wins at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. Now it's starting to look like a horse race in total homes at 6 a.m., where Belo8 lately has been closing in on frontrunning Fox4. That station's Good Day still holds the upper hand, but a big closing rush by Belo8's Daybreak could make it interesting. Fox4 is still the likely victor, though, with just seven weekdays remaining before the sweeps wrap up on Nov. 28th.

The 7 to 9 a.m. portion of Good Day regrouped to outdraw the three competing network morning shows in both ratings measurements.

Meanwhile, CBS11's long dormant waker-upper continues its push to eventually reach parity with NBC5's slumping 6 a.m. show. In Monday's ratings, the third-place Peacock beat CBS11 by just 3,410 total homes and 883 viewers in the 25-to-54 demo.

In prime-time, Austin-based bar owner Brad Womack rejected both DeAnna and Jenni in The Bachelor's alleged final rose ceremony. The thing finished second at 9 p.m., running well behind CBS' CSI: Miami in both total homes and with 18-to-49-year-olds, the key advertiser audience for entertainment programming. A post mortem Bachelor is scheduled for tonight.

ABC's penultimate Dancing with the Stars performance show again drew prime-time's biggest crowd, amassing 362,904 total homes. The network's new Samantha Who? continued to run strong in the post-Dancing slot, with 275,223 homes.