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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 8) -- it's football in a Brees

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New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees set an all-time NFL passing yards record while ESPN breezed to a dominating prime-time win with Monday Night Football.

The Saints’ 43-19 rout of the visiting Washington Redskins averaged 344,436 D-FW viewers, with 156,998 of them within the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

Meanwhile, in the Big Four broadcast network universe, Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of 9-1-1 was the top draw in total viewers (253,055) while NBC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of The Voice averaged the most 18-to-49ers (66,422).

NBC’s new Manifest stayed strong by winning the 9 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements. ABC’s The Good Doctor continued to falter in the 9 to 10 p.m. slot, running fourth in total viewers and with 18-to-49-year-olds. CBS’ Magnum, P.I. reboot continued to draw decent-sized crowds at 8 p.m., but still ran third in that hour in the two major ratings food groups, beating only ABC’s staggering Dancing with the Stars.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

Buoyed by the early season success of Manifest, NBC5 capitalized on the show’s robust lead-in to win at 10 p.m. in both total viewers and with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions while also scoring twin wins at 6 p.m. NBC5 drew the most total viewers at 5 p.m. and shared the 25-to-54-year-old lead with Fox4.

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