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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Dec. 1) -- NBC's heavyweights outdraw CBS' skimpily clad skinny bods

The last hour of NBC's Biggest Loser clashed with CBS' annual Victoria's Secret fashion show Tuesday night while also giving NBC5's 10 p.m. newscast an enticing view of a world without a lousy Jay Leno Show lead-in.

Bulk prevailed while also spurring NBC5 to a resounding 10 p.m. win among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Biggest Loser won the 9 p.m. hour with 217,162 D-FW viewers while Victoria's Secret had 203,589. Loser also edged Victoria's among 25-to-54-year-olds, but the models nipped the misshapen in the 18-to-49 demographic, prize audience for entertainment programming.

Leno was given the night off after prime-time programming was disrupted by President Obama's Afghanistan war speech at 7 p.m. NBC5 didn't mind a bit. Gifted with a competitive 9 p.m. show, the station's 10 p.m. newscast still ran third in total viewers. But the Peacock romped to victory in the 25-to-54 competition. On this scorecard, NBC5 had 113,553 viewers, followed by CBS11's 89,001 and WFAA8's 82,863.

WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers, although the ABC station's management has made a point of saying that this measurement is basically inconsequential in terms of generating advertising revenues.

In other local news derby results, NBC5 again swept the 6 a.m. competition and also ran the table at 5 p.m. WFAA8 in turn took both golds at 6 p.m.

The Obama speech ran from 7 p.m. to shortly after 7:30 p.m. In order of finish, here are D-FW's networks of choice in the total viewer Nielsens:

CBS -- 190,016
ABC -- 142,512
NBC -- 128,940
Fox -- 115,367
FNC -- 101,795
CNN -- 54,290
MSNBC -- 40,718
PBS -- 6,786