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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Dec. 14) -- NBC hits high note with The Voice and Adele special

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NBC remained on a holiday season high Monday, sweeping prime-time in total D-FW viewers with Part 1 of The Voice’s latest season finale followed by Adele Live In New York City.

The Voice commanded its 7 to 9 p.m. slot with 389,532 viewers before Adele easily won the 9 p.m. hour by holding on to most of them (361,202).

Both shows held off ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins. But MNF had the edge with advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, averaging 174,664 to 114,325 for the Voice and 136,555 for Adele.

ABC’s two-hour The Great Christmas Light Fight only flickered from 7 to 9 p.m. with 113,318 total viewers and 25,406 within the 18-to-49 motherlode. Still, that was enough to beat Fox’s Gotham and Bones reruns in total viewers. But Gotham beat both Christmas Light Fight and CBS’ competing new episode of Supergirl among 18-to-49-year-olds.

Over on FX, the extended Season 2 finale of Fargo drew 49,577 total viewers and 19,054 in the 18-to-49 demographic. That doesn’t sound like much, and isn’t. But Fargo is the kind of show that picks up substantially more viewers via DVR and other forms of delayed playback. For starters, though, it was no match at 9 p.m. for Adele, MNF, etc. Fargo already has been renewed for a third season.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 edged the Peacock among 25-to-54-year--olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again cruised to twin wins at 6 a.m. while NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m.

Fox4, NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the top spot in total viewers at 6 p.m., with Fox4 alone in first place with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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