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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 15) -- NBC's Voice again drowns out ABC's DWTS

NBC's The Voice again took the measure of ABC's competing Dancing with the Stars Monday, edging it in total viewers and crushing it among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

Voice amassed 351,094 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. while DWTS had 323,557. CBS' quartet of sitcoms ranked third in that slot and Fox's Game 2 of the NLCS between the Giants and Cardinals ran a distant last with an overall average of 82,610 viewers. ESPN's Monday Night Football faceoff between the Broncos and collapsing Chargers drew 309,789 viewers.

In the 18-to-49 demographic, Voice was Monday's biggest overall with 175,417 while Monday Night Football placed a close second with 165,849. DWTS had 95,682, good enough to beat baseball and all of the CBS sitcoms except How I Met Your Mother.

At 9 p.m. among the Big Four broadcast networks, ABC's Castle beat NBC's Revolution in total viewers by a score of 296,021 to 220,294. But Revolution had a slight edge with 18-to-49-year-olds while CBS' Hawaii Five-0 ran third in both audience measurements.

On KTXD-TV (Ch. 47), The Texas Daily began Week 3 with its biggest total viewers audience to date. It drew 6,884 in the 8 a.m. hour; that's still a very small crowd, but it beats the program's previous steady diet of "hashmarks" (no measurable audience).

Here are Monday's four-way local news derby numbers:

WFAA8 swept the 10 p.m. competitions in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

NBC5 won in total viewers and 6 a.m. but Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds.

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