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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 4) -- dancing/singing domination

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ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which usually hoofs and puffs behind NBC’s The Voice, eked out a rare win in their latest Monday night showdown.

DWTS averaged 340,862 D-FW viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., with The Voice right behind (333,761) in the same time slot for its first live shows of the new season.

But The Voice as always dominated among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds, racking up 159,578 of ‘em to Dancing’s 94,444. The 7 to 8 p.m. portion of DWTS also slipped behind CBS’ How I Met Your Mother and 2 Broke Girls.

Fox’s 8 p.m. return of Sleepy Hollow, already renewed for a second season, had a tough night with fifth place finishes in both audiences measurements. Besides NBC, ABC and CBS, it also lagged behind ESPN’s Monday Night Football, which had a game-long average of 312,457 total viewers and 162,835 in the key 18-to-49 demographic. The 7:30 to 9 p.m. portion of MNF, in which the Green Bay Packers lost their Mr. Everything, Aaron Rodgers, to injury, trailed The Voice by a small margin among 18-to-49-year-olds.

NBC’s freshman phenom, The Blacklist, remained strong at 9 p.m., beating ABC’s competing Castle in total viewers by a score of 326,660 to 291,153. Blacklist also outdrew the 9 to 10 p.m. slice of football in total viewers and won among 18-to-49-year-olds in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks. But Monday Night Football was the top overall draw from 9 to 10 p.m. in the 18-to-49 measurement.

Here are the four-way local news derby results for Day 3 of the November “sweeps.”

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

Fox4 remained in charge at 6 a.m. with twin wins while CBS11 swept the 6 p.m. competitions.

NBC5 had the most total viewers at 5 p.m.; Fox4 and CBS11 tied for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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