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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Feb. 8) -- The Bachelor & CBS come up roses

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ABC’s The Bachelor and CBS’ trio of dramas split the prime-time spoils Monday.

In the 7 to 9 p.m. slot, The Bachelor won the first hour in total D-FW viewers, edging CBS’ competing and increasingly formidable Supergirl by a score of 240,802 to 226,637.

CBS’ Scorpion (318,708 viewers) and NCIS: Los Angeles (290,378) then controlled the 8 to 10 p.m. hours.

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, The Bachelor won from start to stop with an average of 88,920 viewers. At 9 p.m., NCIS (57,163) nipped NBC’s second hour of The Biggest Loser (53,987).

Fox’s 7 p.m. fourth episode of The X-Files, with two now left to go, lagged in third place in total viewers (191,225) but moved up to second place with 18-to-49-year-olds (63,514). But the network’s followup act, Lucifer, fell to fourth place in both ratings measurements among the Big Four broadcast networks.

Here are the local news derby results for the third weekday of the February “sweeps” ratings period.

CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also as usual swept the 6 a.m. competitions while NBC5 stayed strong at 5 p.m. with twin wins.

CBS11 topped the 6 p.m. race in total viewers and tied NBC5 for first place with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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