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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Thurs., Oct. 15) -- there will be blood

Thursday night's hours of power again were the regularly scheduled crime-solvers on Fox and CBS.

Fox's Bones led off with 239,148 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour, besting ABC's runner-up FlashForward (172,718), which this week was renewed for a full season. The two shows tied for first among advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds. CBS' Survivor: Samoa, which usually wins this time period nationally, again came up third in both measurements.

CBS then controlled the 8 to 10 p.m. slot with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (318,864 total viewers) and The Mentalist (338,793). Both also were tops with 18-to-49-year-olds.

NBC ran fourth across the board in prime-time's first two hours with its quartet of comedies, including the Season 4 premiere of 30 Rock. The Jay Leno Show then tied Fox4's local 9 p.m. newscast for third in total viewers while holding that spot on its own in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Over on TBS cable, Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, which stretched to 11:10 p.m., managed to attract an average of 53,144 total viewers. The audience peaked between 10 and 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 and 10:45 p.m., when 79,716 watched. The Phillies beat the Dodgers by the way.

In local news derby results, WFAA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers, ending second-place CBS11's three-night winning streak. But CBS11 nipped WFAA8 among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming. That makes it three in a row.

NBC5 doubled its pleasure at 6 a.m., beating principal rival Fox4 in both ratings measurements.

NBC5 and WFAA8 respectively won in total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m. Fox4 had the golds, however, among 25-to-54-year-olds.