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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., March 16) -- Dancing is more than a waltz, less than a rhumba

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ABC’s 20th edition of Dancing with the Stars couldn’t keep up with NBC’s The Voice but otherwise managed to stay in step Monday night.

The latest 7 to 9 p.m. premiere drew 271,986 D-FW viewers to trail The Voice (327,778) but outpoint everything else in its time slot.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice easily led the way with 100,922 viewers while the 53,615 for DWTS beat everything else except CBS’ 7:30 p.m. episode of Mike & Molly (75,691). Asterisks: CBS aired reruns from 8 to 10 p.m. -- Scorpion, NCIS: Los Angeles -- and Fox did likewise at 7 p.m. with Gotham.

ABC’s new episode of Castle took the 9 p.m. hour in total viewers with 223,168, but Fox4’s local newscast won with 18-to-49-year-olds (75,691).

Over on AMC, a new 9 p.m. episode of Better Call Saul struggled with 69,740 total viewers and 44,153 in the 18-to-49 realm. Even so, the 18-to-49 haul was strong enough to beat both NBC’s competing new Night Shift episode (37,846) and the NCIS: Los Angeles repeat (28,384).

In late night, ABC’s first of five Jimmy Kimmel Live shows from Austin spanked Jimmy Fallon’s NBC Tonight Show in both total viewers -- 146,454 to 76,714 -- and 18-to-49-year-olds -- 53,615 to 31,538. Both Fallon and the lagging David Letterman had new shows, not reruns.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

Gannett8 rolled to dominating 10 p.m. wins in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. while former pushover CBS11 again rose above Gannett8 to take the No. 3 spot with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Gannett8 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m. and tied with Fox4 for first place in the 25-to-54 demographic.

NBC5 and Gannett8 shared the 5 p.m. gold in total viewers while Gannetti was alone in first with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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