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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 10) -- crime time calls tune

CBS' trio of crimesolvers ruled Tuesday's prime-time festivities, with only NCIS: Los Angeles suffering a flesh wound among advertiser-favored 18-to-49-year-olds.

All three dramas won their time slots in total viewers, with NCIS as usual the pacesetter. It had the night's biggest haul -- 338,793 D-FW viewers -- in vanquishing the second episode of ABC's runnerup V (152,789 viewers). V fared better with 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 90,754 in coming up a bit short of NCIS (97,236).

At 8 p.m., NBC's second hour of The Biggest Loser outdrew NCIS: Los Angeles among 18-to-49-year-olds. CBS then swept to victory in both ratings measurements with its 9 p.m. showing of The Good Wife.

ABC's 9 p.m. country music interview special, hosted by Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, ran second in total viewers but drooped to fourth with 18-to-49-year-olds behind even NBC's The Jay Leno Show. TXA21's closing hour of the Dallas Mavericks' home win over Houston ran second among 18-to-49-year-olds and tied for third in total viewers with Leno.

Nearing the mid-point of the November "sweeps," CBS11's 10 p.m. newscast won another round over WFAA8 in the total viewer Nielsens. This time the score was 232,505 to 172,718, with NBC5 just a smidge behind in third (166,075 viewers). WFAA8 is hoping for a big lead-in boost Wednesday night from ABC's night-long Country Music Association awards ceremony, which will face off against CBS' potent CSI: NY in the final hour.

The Peacock uncommonly won at 10 p.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. CBS11 was close behind while WFAA8 fell to third.

NBC5 continued to prosper at 6 a.m., again running the table and lengthening its lead over arch rival Fox4.

WFAA8 controlled most of the early evening matchups, sweeping the 6 p.m. ratings and also running first at 5 p.m. in total viewers. Fox4 broke through for a 5 p.m. win with 25-to-54-year-olds.