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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Sept. 29) -- NBC/NFL/CBS score biggest

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The most competitive night of the week again yielded a multitude of winners Monday.

CBS scored first with a new 7 p.m. episode of The Big Bang Theory, which won its time slot in both total D-FW viewers (453,310) and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (186,074). NBC’s first half-hour of The Voice ran a solid second with respective viewer totals of 376,596 and 129,306.

It then became a fierce battle from 7:30 to 9 p.m. among The Voice, ESPN’s Monday Night Football and CBS’ second episode of the new Scorpion, which started at 8 p.m.

The Voice prevailed in total viewers with 376,596, edging Scorpion (355,674) and MNF’s Kansas City Chiefs-New England Patriots game (348,700).
Football won among 18-to-49-year-olds, though, averaging 154,536 between 7:30 and 9 p.m. to outdraw The Voice (135,613) and Scorpion (91,602).

MNF paced the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements, drawing 355,674 total viewers and 176,613 in the 18-to-49 demographic. NBC’s The Blacklist ran second with 278,960 total viewers, holding off CBS’ relocated NCIS: Los Angeles (237,116). Blacklist likewise took the silver among 18-to-49-year-olds (94,614), with Fox4’s local newscast moving up to third (78,845).

Fox’s 7 p.m. second episode of the new Gotham tried to hang in there, but ran fourth among the Big 4 broadcast networks in total viewers with 181,324. The Batman prequel fared better with 18-to-49-year-olds, soundly whipping ABC’s first hour of Dancing with the Stars and also nipping CBS’ 7:30 p.m.Big Bang repeat.

Of far more concern to Fox are the continued diminishing returns for Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow, which ran last in the 8 p.m. hour among the Big 4 broadcasters in both total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds. Hollow’s 83,688 total viewers were the lowest of the night opposite ABC, CBS, NBC and ESPN programming. It also ranked as the least-watched among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Here are Monday’s local news derby numbers.

Gannett8 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

It was otherwise all NBC5, with the Peacock sweeping the 6 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. competitions.

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