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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 18) -- CBS again doubles its pleasure with one-two NCIS punch

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CBS’ NCIS and its New Orleans running mate again racked up Tuesday’s biggest D-FW viewer totals.

NCIS led off with 474,232 viewers to easily outdraw NBC’s runner-up The Voice (278,960) in the 7 p.m. hour. NCIS: New Orleans barely missed a beat with 460,284 viewers at 8 p.m.

CBS’ slumping Person of Interest then broke up the party, dipping to 202,246 viewers in losing to NBC’s competing Chicago Fire (216,194 viewers).

NCIS also won its time slot among advertiser-prized18-to-49-year-olds before Fox’s New Girl entered the winner’s circle from 8 to 8:30 p.m. The second half of NCIS: New Orleans then thumped Fox’s The Mindy Project. But Person of Interest fell to third behind the frontrunning Chicago Fire and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.

The CW’s biggest demographic hit of the season, The Flash, ran an impressive third with 18-to-49-year-olds, beating both Fox’s Masterchef Junior and ABC’s Shark Tank repeat. It also came close to outdrawing The Voice in the 7 p.m. face-offs.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results on the 14th weekday of the 20-weekday November “sweeps” ratings period.

CBS11 had its best day in quite a while, tying Gannett8 for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. and winning outright among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

CBS11 also swept the 5 p.m. competitions and had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. while Gannett8 was No. 1 with 25-to-54-year-olds at 6 p.m.

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