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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Jan. 7) -- NCIS makes Intelligence look like smart bet

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It’ll have to fend for itself next week. But CBS’ new Intelligence is a hit for now thanks to a big helping hand from the network’s preceding NCIS.

TV’s most popular drama series again led all of Tuesday’s prime-time programming with 504,192 D-FW viewers in the 7 p.m. hour. Intelligence, starring Josh Holloway as a computer-chipped man of action, then easily won its 8 p.m. slot with 418,977 viewers.

Intelligence now moves to its regular Monday 9 p.m. perch, where it will face tougher competition from NBC’s The Blacklist and ABC’s Castle while also getting much weaker lead-ins from CBS’ roster of sitcoms.

CBS otherwise made it a clean sweep Tuesday with Elementary (312,457 viewers), although ABC’s competing 9 p.m. premiere of the Texas-set Killer Women managed to survive with a runner-up 149,127 viewers.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Killer Women inched up to a three-way for first place at 9 p.m. with NBC’s Chicago Fire and Fox4’s local newscast. NCIS also won with 18-to-49-year-olds while Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of New Girl took the top spot from 8 to 8:30 p.m. before Intelligence ran first with its second half-hour.

In the four-way local news derby results, CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but WFAA8 prevailed among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 notched another pair of 6 a.m. wins and also took the 5 and 6 p.m. golds among 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 and CBS11 respectively had the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m.

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