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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., April 23-24 -- on a night of tragedy, Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast is most-watched in prime-time

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D-FW viewers tuned to the first available newscast Tuesday night for the latest on the shootings of two Dallas police officers, one of whom died Wednesday morning.

That would be Fox4’s 9 p.m. edition, which led all prime-time programming with a significantly larger than usual 249,274 viewers and 65,533 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old age range. It didn’t hurt that ABC aired a quartet of Roseanne reruns while CBS’ opted for a repeat of NCIS. New episodes of those shows generally are Tuesday’s heaviest hitters. On the other hand, Fox4’s news received next to nothing from its network’s 8:30 p.m. lead-in, a fresh episode of New Girl. It drew just 42,733 total viewers and 15,603 within the 18-to-49 realm.

On Monday night, the biggest draw was NBC’s The Voice in both total viewers (227,907) and among 18-to-49ers (56,171).

Here are the Monday and Tuesday local news derby results.

Monday -- TEGNA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again did likewise at 6 a.m. while NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and the Peacock among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Tuesday -- Chalk up yet another double grand slam for Fox4, its second within a week’s time. This used to be an extreme rarity, and still is among NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11. But Fox4 again went the distance with sweeps at 6 a.m. and at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

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