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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Feb. 9)

President Obama's first prime-time news conference knocked out network entertainment programming in the 7 p.m. hour Monday. Here's the audience breakdown in D-FW:

CBS -- 249,113 viewers
NBC -- 212,576 viewers
ABC -- 205,933 viewers
Fox -- 172,718 viewers
Fox News Channel and Univision -- 119,574 viewers each
CNN -- 39,858 viewers
MSNBC -- 33,214 viewers
PBS -- 29,894 viewers

That's a grand total of -- ding, ding, ding, -- 1,182,454 viewers. Not bad.

CBS otherwise controlled the prime-time terrain with an 8 to 10 p.m. lineup of Two and a Half Men (312,221 viewers), The Big Bang Theory (305,578 viewers) and CSI: Miami (312,221 viewers).

CBS also topped the field among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, with Big Bang making the biggest haul of the night in that age range (184,748 viewers).

In the local news derby, WFAA8's 10 p.m. edition had Monday's biggest total viewers audience with 332,150. It also won among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m., with NBC5 doing likewise at 5 p.m.

The golds were split at 6 p.m., where WFAA8 won in total viewers while NBC5 had the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Of note at 5 p.m.: The bottom lately has dropped out of WFAA8's ratings after the ABC station's two first place finishes in the November sweeps. WFAA8 hasn't won in either ratings measurement at 5 p.m. since Tuesday, Jan. 27, when it prevailed in total viewers.