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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 9) -- crime keeps paying for CBS

CBS retained its firm grip on Tuesdays -- in total viewers at least -- with another crime-time/prime-time sweep.

Its lead-off hitter, NCIS, as usual was the day's most-watched TV attraction with 419,936 D-FW viewers. NCIS: Los Angeles (406,168 viewers) and Vegas (289,136 viewers) also won their time slots.

NBC's heaviest hitter, its 7 p.m. results edition of The Voice, ran a strong second at that hour with 364,863 viewers. ABC's Dancing with the Stars results hour (goodnight to both Drew Lachey and Helio Castroneves) was the 8 p.m. runner-up with 289,136 viewers.

NCIS faded to a distant second among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, though. The Voice lured 191,364 viewers in this age range while NCIS had just 79,735.

The Peacock's Go On sitcom won from 8 to 8:30 p.m. with 18-to-49-year-olds, edging Fox's usually first-place New Girl by a score of 98,871 to 95,682. The second half of NCIS: Los Angeles prevailed from 8:30 to 9 p.m. before ABC's Private Practice edged NBC's Parenthood in the 9 p.m. hour.

DTWS continued to skew increasingly old, with its live 8 p.m. vote-off ranking an out-of-the-money fourth with 18-to-49-year-olds.

In Tuesday's local news derby results, CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while WFAA8 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions, with CBS11 crashing back to earth with a pair of distant fourth place finishes after popping up to third in Monday's Nielsens.

WFAA8 ran the table at 6 p.m. and Fox4 did likewise at 5 p.m.