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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 17) -- 10 p.m. blues deepen for CBS11

It's starting to look as though it might all slip away.

CBS11, whose 10 p.m. newscasts narrowly paced the total viewer Nielsens in the first half of the November "sweeps," have been shut out of the winner's circle for five straight weeknights. Arch rival WFAA8 instead has taken the golds, with Tuesday night especially dispiriting for CBS11.

WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. with 203,589 viewers, upping its audience from the 156,085 inherited from the closing 15 minutes of ABC's The Forgotten. CBS11 ran second with 176,444 viewers, dropping from the 271,452 furnished by the final quarter-hour of CBS' The Good Wife.

WFAA8 also ran first at 10 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. Fox4 moved up to second in this measurement, followed by NBC5 and CBS11.

In other local news derby results, NBC5 ran the table at 6 a.m. after a brief respite in second place Monday in the 25-to-54 measurement. Fox4 again settled for the silver, tying WFAA8 for second in total viewers and holding that spot on its own with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Firsts at 5 and 6 p.m. were split among three stations. NBC5 won at 5 p.m. in total viewers and shared the gold with WFAA8 at 6 p.m. Among 25-to-54-year-olds, Fox4 ran first at 5 p.m. and WFAA8 was tops at 6 p.m.

Just six weekdays remain in the 20-day November sweeps, which end on the day before Thanksgiving.

The prime-time total viewer numbers again were paced by CBS' NCIS, which had Tuesday's biggest haul (413,964) in the 7 p.m. hour. ABC's Dancing with the Stars won at 8 p.m., with Good Wife controlling the 9 p.m. hour.

NCIS also won its time slot among 18-to-49-year-olds, the favored advertiser target audience for entertainment fare. The second hour of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance prevailed from 8 to 9 p.m. before Good Wife mopped up with a 9 p.m. win.