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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Tues., May 10-14) -- CBS' crime shows take another bite out of rivals' numbers

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As the May “sweeps” near the homestretch, CBS’ wall-to-wall crime lineup swept another Tuesday in D-FW’s total viewers ratings.

NCIS as usual led the pack, drawing 302,260 viewers in the 7 p.m. hour before FBI weighed in with 267,1113 and NCIS: New Orleans had 196,820 in edging Fox4’s competing 9 p.m. local newscast (189,791).

FBI also won its 8 p.m. slot with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (33,212) while Fox’s Masterchef Junior took the 7 p.m. hour (51,326) and Fox4’s 9 p.m. news led all programming in this key demographic with 63,403 viewers.

In Monday’s prime-time Nielsens, CBS’ Bull topped all TV attractions in total viewers (288,201) while Fox had the 18-to-49 leader with 9-1-1 (66,422).

On Sunday, the final round of Dallas’ Byron Nelson golf tournament peaked at 154,645 total viewers on CBS. The network’s following 60 Minutes then pole-vaulted to 267,113 viewers. Among 18-to-49ers, the Byron Nelson ran a distant second to ABC’s competing Game 7 of the Portland Trailblazers-Denver Nuggets playoff series, which drew almost four times as many viewers in this key demographic.

Friday’s overall prime-time pacesetter again was CBS’ 9 p.m. episode of Blue Bloods, which pulled in 238,996 total viewers. ABC’s two-hour edition of 20/20 led the way among 18-to-49-year-olds with 45,288. The program again pawed over the murder case of Rowlett housewife Darlie Routier, who remains on death row after being convicted in 1997 of murdering one of her two little sons.

Here are the local news derby results for the 12th, 13th and 14th weekdays of the May “sweeps” ratings period.

Friday -- CBS11 topped the 10 p.m. field in total viewers, which is common. But the station also uncommonly won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and also ran first at 5 and 6 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds. NBC5 and WFAA8 tied for the total viewers lead at 5 p.m. while WFAA8 was the sole winner in that measurement at 6 p.m.

Monday -- CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

At 6 a.m., Fox4’s longtime dominance gave way to a tie for first in total viewers with WFAA8. Among 25-to-54-year-olds, Fox4 edged WFAA8 for No. 1.

WFAA8 swept the 6 p.m. competitions, where it’s been coming on strong of late. Fox4 had twin wins at 5 p.m.

Tuesday -- WFAA8 took the total viewers gold at 10 p.m. while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 swept both the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. races. WFAA8 recorded its second straight doubleheader win at 6 p.m.

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