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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., May 28) -- Voice hits more high notes while Body of Proof signs off by winning timeslot

NBC’s The Voice again ranked as prime-time’s biggest draw Tuesday -- to the tune of 323,557 D-FW viewers in the 8 p.m. hour.

At 9 p.m., Body of Proof had its series finale -- at least on ABC. The Dana Delany crime-stopper drew 199,642 viewers to win its time slot against Fox4’s local newscast (192,758) and the premiere of CBS’ six-part “reality” series Brooklyn DA (151,452). There reportedly is still interest in Body of Proof among some cable networks.

A repeat of CBS’ NCIS won at 7 p.m. with 240,947 viewers while ABC’s two-hour warm weather re-launch of Extreme Weight Loss bombed with just 75,726 viewers from 7 to 9 p.m.

Over on TNT, Game 4 of the Pacers-Heat Eastern Conference Finals averaged 165,221 viewers, peaking from 10 to 10:24 p.m. to outdraw local late night newscasts.

Tuesday’s time slot winners among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds were NBC’s 7 p.m. Voice recap, the 8 p.m. live results show and Fox4’s 9 p.m. news.

Here are the local news derby results:

WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions while NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m.

The 6 p.m. golds went to WFAA8 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.


Walt Maciborski, who co-anchored CW33’s 9 p.m. newscasts before their makeover into Nightcap, will be joining Austin’s KEYE-TV in late June to co-anchor the CBS station’s 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. He left CW33 in August of last year to anchor at Fox affiliate WXIN-TV in Indianapolis.

Also, ex-CW33 sports anchor Desmond Purnell has joined the NFL Network after a stint at Fox Sports Southwest. He left CW33 in February 2011.

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