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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., April 7) -- NBC runs wild

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A rival network rarely runs the table on Tuesday nights opposite CBS’ NCIS-led crime trio.

But this was an exception, with NBC controlling prime-time from start to finish with The Voice and Chicago Fire.

The Peacock’s latest two-hour edition of The Voice drew 376,596 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. in besting new episodes of NCIS (334,752 viewers) and NCIS: New Orleans (285,934). Chicago Fire then mopped up with 251,064 viewers, outdrawing CBS’ competing Person of Interest and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast (153,428 viewers apiece).

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice won by larger margins while Chicago Fire beat Fox4’s news and Person of Interest fell to fourth.

Prime-time’s biggest loser, Fox’s second episode of the comedy series Weird Loners, had a sub-paltry 27,896 total viewers and 15,769 in the 18-to-49 demographic. Fox no doubt is already shopping for a suitable coffin before the May “sweeps” ratings period fires up.

Over on ESPN, UConn’s latest NCAA women’s basketball title (a double-digit win over Notre Dame), drew 62,766 total viewers and 22,077 in the 18-to-49 range. The Texas Rangers’ late night 3-1 win at Oakland in their second game of the season had respective totals of 90,662 and 37,846 viewers on Fox Sports Southwest.

In Tuesday’s local news derby results, NBC5 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers but Fox4 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 notched a pair of 5 p.m. wins. The 6 p.m. victors were NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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