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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., March 20) -- gotta sing, gotta dance

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ABC launched its 5,687th edition of Dancing with the Stars Monday night. The best it could do was rhumba into second place opposite NBC’s competing two hours of The Voice.

The Peacock stayed in tune with 334,471 D-FW viewers for The Voice and 115,456 within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old motherlode. DWTS ran an overall second from 7 to 9 p.m. with respective totals of 290,844 and 67,349 viewers.

CBS’ Scorpion then won at 9 p.m. in total viewers (167,235), but Fox4’s local newscast took the hour with 18-to-49-year-olds (54,521).

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers while the Peacock prevailed with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 also ran first in total viewers at 6 p.m. and tied Fox4 for the top spot among 25-to-54-year-olds. At 5 p.m. the two stations shared first place in total viewers while Fox4 barely beat the Peacock with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Local TV news note: CBS11’s locally produced, one-hour special, Cowboys Super Reunion, will premiere at 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 25th. Hosted by sports anchor Bill Jones, it’s a look at the recent reunion of the team’s Super Bowl XXVIII-winning players and coaches. The event was organized by former Cowboys star QB/Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and benefited the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Attendees included coach Jimmy Johnson, Aikman and fellow Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin.

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