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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., April 13) -- Dancing floors it, CSI mops up

ABC and CBS again controlled most of Monday night's prime-time terrain with whirling and lifeless bods.

Dancing with the Stars' latest 90-minute performance outing clicked for ABC from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with 431,795 D-FW viewers.

The second episode of ABC's Surviving Suburbia sitcom, imported from the CW network, then dipped to 239,148 viewers, losing narrowly to CBS' competing Rules of Engagement (252,434 viewers). It was the same story among advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds.

A new episode of CBS' CSI: Miami took the 9 p.m. hour with 292,292 total viewers while also running first in the 18-to-49 age range. ABC's Castle performed poorly in these parts, running third at 9 p.m. in total viewers and fourth among 18-to-49-year-olds.

In the sports arena, the Texas Rangers' home loss to Baltimore averaged 93,002 total viewers on MY27, bettering the 59,787 viewers tuned to the Mavericks' last-second win over Minnesota on Fox Sports Southwest.

PBS' 90-minute launch of its five-part We Shall Remain series on Native Americans drew 46,501 viewers in the 8 to 9:30 p.m. slot.

Fox's new episode of House took the silver at 7 p.m. The network's 24 then fell to third at 8 p.m., beating only NBC's drooping Heroes, which had the smallest audience of the night among the Big Four broadcast networks.

In Monday's local news derby, WFAA8 upped its lead-in from Castle to win at 10 p.m. with 259,077 viewers. WFAA8 also prevailed among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 notched another pair of wins at 6 a.m., in each case beating runnerup Fox4, whose Good Day then handily beat the three network morning shows from 7 to 9 a.m.

WFAA8 swept the 5 and 6 p.m. ratings, a rarity of late.