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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Jan. 5) -- still boom times for Big Bang

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CBS still has the two most durable leadoff hitters in major league TV.

On Tuesdays it’s NCIS. And on Thursdays, The Big Bang Theory continues to blow up the competition.

A new 7 p.m. episode of Big Bang again ranked as prime-time’s most-watched D-FW show last night, both in total viewers (421,724) and advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (157,148).

CBS’ following The Great Indoors typically fell off sharply, but still had enough juice to win from 7:30 to 8 p.m. in both ratings measurements.

The network’s sitcom combo of Mom and Life In Pieces held serve with total viewers in the 8 p.m. hour. The first half-hour of Fox’s competing Hell’s Kitchen was tops with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds from 8 to 8:30 p.m. before Life In Pieces took the next half-hour in this key demographic. Fox4’s local newscast then swept the 9 p.m. hour while outdrawing both of the Fox network attractions with 218,133 total viewers and 76,970 in the 18-to-49-year-old motherlode.

ABC’s 8 to 10 p.m. offering easily had the longest title of the season. Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers -- American Sons, American Murderers performed decently (if not honorably) with an average of 189,049 total viewers and 60,935 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, a check of the Dallas Mavericks ratings shows they’re still close to comatose. Losing at home to the lowly Phoenix Suns, the Mavs had just 58,169 total viewers and a sub-puny 12,828 in the 18-to-49 realm. It’s been a really tough year all-around.

Here are Thursday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 nipped NBC5 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while the Peacock won fairly comfortably with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 remained in control at 6 a.m. with twin wins and NBC5 ran the table at 6 p.m. The 5 p.m. golds went to Fox4 in total viewers and NBC5 in the 25-to-54 age range.

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