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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov. 17) -- CBS/NBC split spoils

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CBS and NBC traded prime-time punches Tuesday while ABC and Fox were kayoed.

CBS’ NCIS edged NBC’s The Voice in the 7 p.m. hour, drawing 396,614 D-FW viewers to the Peacock sing-along’s 382,450.

NCIS: New Orleans likewise won from 8 to 9 p.m., besting NBC’s premiere of Chicago Med by a score of 325,790 viewers to 240,802.

NBC’s Chicago Fire (240,802 viewers) then knocked off CBS’ competing Limitless (219,554).

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, the time slot winners were The Voice, NCIS: New Orleans and Chicago Fire.

Fox again had prime-time’s runaway loss leader with Scream Queens, which had 49,577 total viewers and 19,054 in the 18-to-49 age range.

In the late night talk show wars, NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon stayed comfortably on top in both ratings measurements while ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live again took away the runner-up spots from CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The latter’s 18-to-49 numbers continue to sink, at least in D-FW. Tuesday night’s Late Show had 19,054 viewers in this key demographic compared to Kimmel’s 28,581 and Fallon’s 69,865. That’s a big-time blowout win for Fallon.

Here are the local news derby results for the 14th weekday of the November “sweeps” ratings period, which ends on the day before Thanksgiving.

NBC5 swept the 10 p.m. competitions for the second straight night, topping the field in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 remained unbeaten during the sweeps at 6 a.m., notching wins in both ratings measurements. The station also ran first at 5 and 6 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds.

TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 5 p.m.; TEGNA8 finished in first place outright at 6 p.m. while its three rivals were all clustered close behind.

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