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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., May 14) -- NCIS again leads way

It was business as usual for CBS’ NCIS.

The network’s 10th season finale of its most popular crime drama amassed 426,820 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour Tuesday, wiping out the combined opposition from ABC’s Wipeout (82,610), Fox’s Season 10 kickoff of So You Think You Can Dance (110,147) and NBC’s repeat of The Voice (137,684).

NCIS: Los Angeles then tied a new 8 p.m. hour of The Voice, with each show luring 302,905 viewers opposite ABC’s Dancing with the Stars results show (234,063). The last episode of CBS’ canceled Golden Boy won at 9 p.m. with 185,873 viewers.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, the golds went to NCIS, The Voice and Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast.

On Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ late-starting, extra inning comeback win at Oakland averaged 178,989 total viewers.

Everyone came up a winner in Tuesday’s four-way local news derby results.

On the 14th weekday of the May “sweeps,” CBS11 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. while WFAA8 ran first among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 notched another doubleheader win at 6 a.m. and also had the most total viewers at 5 p.m., where the 25-to-54 gold went to NBC5.

WFAA8 had the most overall viewers at 6 p.m.; Fox4 and NBC5 tie for the lead with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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