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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., April 22) -- The Voice still operatic while Revolution hits more low notes

NBC’s long layoff of The Voice didn’t dampen its ratings power. But that same strategy may have served to kill the serial drama Revolution in much the same way that the Peacock shortened the life span of Heroes.

The Voice as usual flexed from 7 to 9 p.m., whipping ABC’s competing Dancing with the Stars in total D-FW viewers (413,052 to 282,252) and squashing it among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (223,258 to 73,356).

Revolution then bungee-jumped to a fourth-place 89,495 total viewers in the 9 p.m. hour, losing even to CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 rerun while ABC’s new episode of Castle led the way with 240,947 viewers. Revolution inched ahead of Hawaii Five-0 in the 18-to-49 demographic, but its falloff from The Voice was huge (all the way down to 31,894 viewers).

In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, viewers’ appetite for Fox’s grisly The Following may be on the wane. Monday’s 8 p.m. hour fell to 165,221 total viewers, down from 282,252 the previous week. It likewise slumped with 18-to-49-year-olds, although the serial killer drama already has been renewed for next season by Fox.

The CW network’s new 8 p.m. episode of the reality competition series Oh Sit! instead assumed a horizontal position. It had a sub-measly 2,754 total viewers and registered “hashmarks” (no measurable audience) among 18-to-49-year-olds.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ late-starting, comeback win over the nemesis Angels averaged a nice-sized 192,758 total viewers.

In Monday’s local news derby results, WFAA8 rolled to big wins at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 scored another pair of wins at 6 a.m. and also swept the 5 p.m. competitions. WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for the top spot in total viewers at 6 p.m. while Fox4 ran first in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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