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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 17) -- solid sampling for State of Affairs

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The last new broadcast network series of the fall season fared fairly well Monday night.

Premiering in place of The Blacklist, NBC’s State of Affairs ran a close second in total D-FW viewers at 9 p.m. while winning by a small margin among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds.

Affairs, starring Katherine Heigl as a traumatized CIA presidential briefer, drew 230,142 total viewers in finishing a close second to CBS’ competing NCIS: Los Angeles (237,116 viewers). ABC’s Castle was right behind both of them with 223,168 viewers.

Among 18-to-49-year-olds, State of Affairs ran first in its time slot with 66,230 viewers, edging Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast (63,076) while NCIS: L.A. fell from first to fourth (34,692).

There’s an asterisk, though. ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchup, Pittsburgh vs. Tennesse, outdrew all of the Big Four broadcast network offerings in the key 18-to-49 demographic while also winning in total viewers from 8 p.m. to its 10:17 p.m. conclusion. The first half of NBC’s The Voice won from 7 to 8 p.m. in total viewers.

ABC’s latest two hours of Dancing with the Stars continued to run north of Forest Lawn among 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing just 34,692 from 7 to 9 p.m. before Castle upticked to 56,768. DWTS lost to everything except CBS’ 7:30 p.m. episode of The Millers, which now is officially canceled.

Fox’s lone fall season bright spot, Gotham, ran second among 18-to-49-year-olds in the Big Four broadcast network universe. Its 72,537 viewers in the 7 p.m. hour more than doubled the DWTS total.

The CW’s Jane the Virgin finished on the heels of DWTS from 8 to 9 p.m. with 34,692 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm. DWTS’ total of 18-to-49-year-olds rose a bit to 40,999 in that hour.

The Dallas Mavericks’ road rout of the Charlette Hornets on Fox Sports Southwest averaged 48,818 total viewers with 18,923 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results on the 13th weekday of the 20-weekday November “sweeps” ratings period.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 led with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 notched another doubleheader win at 6 a.m. and CBS11 swept the 6 p.m. competitions.

NBC5 won in total viewers at 5 p.m. and tied Gannett8 for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds in a very close four-way battle.

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