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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., April 13) -- Spieth helps Letterman to rare late night win

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Masters champ and Dallas native Jordan Spieth out-shot the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron to put David Letterman atop D-FW’s late night talk show ratings.

It was a rare win for Dave, who usually trails the three-way field. But with Spieth as the second guest Monday night, CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman had 104,610 viewers to beat ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (69,740 viewers each). Kimmel had the Avengers in his arsenal, but to no avail. Fallon was in reruns, but he usually beats Letterman anyway.

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, Letterman and Kimmel tied with 28,384 viewers apiece while Fallon had 22,077. As previously posted, CBS also ran up the score on Sunday with its final round of the Spieth-fueled Masters.

In Monday’s prime-time Nielsens, NBC’s The Voice won the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in both total viewers (362,648) and 18-to-49-year-olds (138,767). The 9 p.m. golds went to CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles in total viewers (258,038) and NCIS and NBC’s Night Shift in the 18-to-49 measurement (63,076 viewers each).

The Texas Rangers’ home loss to the Angels on Fox Sports Southwest averaged 118,558 total viewers and 34,692 in the 18-to-49 realm. On TXA21, the Dallas Mavericks’ road loss at Utah (in which mostly reserves played) had respective totals of 55,792 and 22,077 viewers.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

Gannett8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Gannett8 was alone on top with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions. The 6 p.m. firsts were split between CBS11 in total viewers and Gannett8 in the 25-to-54 measurement.

At 5 p.m., Gannett8 had the most total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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