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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues.-Tues., Oct. 8-15) -- how 'bout them Dems, Cowboys?

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Newly back from Minnesota after seeing the sibs. So let’s catch up.

Tuesday night’s clash among a dozen Democratic presidential candidates consumed CNN’s prime-time hours and averaged a decent-sized 142,834 D-FW viewers. But the night’s league leader, CBS’ NCIS, as usual had nothing to fear. It averaged 326,477 viewers to lead all TV attractions, with NBC’s competing hour of The Voice taking the runner-up slot with 251,659.

CBS also won the 8 to 10 p.m. slot with FBI (244,858 viewers) and NCIS: New Orleans (204,048).

Among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice ranked as Tuesday’s top draw with 85,938. The debate drew 40,104.

In Monday’s prime-time Nielsens, Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of 9-1-1 continued to rock with 306,072 total viewers and 83,073 in the 18-to-49 realm. Both of those numbers ruled in the Big Four broadcast network universe. But as usual, ESPN’s Monday Night Football (Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions) led all programming with 319,675 total viewers and 143,230 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Sunday’s big draw of course was the Dallas Cowboys game, even though they were beaten on the road by the previously winless New York Jets. Shown on CBS, the game averaged 1,448,741 total viewers and 535,680 within the 18-to-49 motherlode.

On Saturday, Fox’s 11 a.m.-starting Texas-Oklahoma game, won by the Sooners, scored big with an average of 741,374 total viewers and 211,980 in the 18-to-49 sweet spot.

CBS’ Friday, 9 p.m. episode of Blue Bloods as usual topped the prime-time field in total viewers with 251,659. Also as usual, Blue Bloods dive-bombed with 18-to-49ers, drawing 37,240 of ‘em compared to Fox’s Friday Night Smackdown, the top dog with 68,750.

Fox’s Thursday Night Football (New England Patriots vs. New York Giants) easily set the pace in both ratings measurements, drawing 374,088 total viewers and 163,282 in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Wednesday’s top attraction, Fox’s The Masked Singer, lured 258,461 total viewers and drew 108,855 in the 18-to-49 realm.

Finally, on Tuesday night, Oct. 8th, NCIS again led in total viewers (292,469) while NBC’s This Is Us was the top prime-time draw among 18-to-49ers (63,021).

OK, here are the local news derby results for the six weekday competitions.

Tuesday, Oct. 8) -- WFAA8 ran first in total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Otherwise NBC5 rolled with twin wins at 6 a.m. and at 5 and 6 p.m. It was the Peacock’s biggest day in recent memory.

Wednesday -- WFAA8 repeated its 10 p.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 again ruled with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 won at 6 a.m. in total viewers and shared the top spot with NBC5 in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic. Fox4 also had the most 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 and 6 p.m.

NBC5 and WFAA8 shared the 6 p.m. lead in total viewers, with WFAA8 alone on top in this measurement at 5 p.m.

Thursday -- WFAA8 swept a downsized competition at 10 p.m., with Fox4’s latenighter pushed back by the NFL football overrun.

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m., with NBC5 doing likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Friday -- WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for first place in total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 fended off NBC5 to score twin wins at 6 a.m. The Peacock pulled in the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m., with Fox4 tops among 25-to-54-year-olds at those hours.

Monday -- WFAA8 scored another 10 p.m. win in total viewers but was again beaten by Fox4 in the 25-to-54-year-old realm.

Fox4 held serve at 6 a.m. with twin wins and NBC5 swept the 6 p.m. races. The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Tuesday -- WFAA8 stayed strong in total viewers at 10 p.m. with another win while Fox4 as usual notched the 25-to-54 gold.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions, but it remains a three-way race with both NBC5 and WFAA8 close behind while CBS11 is out of the picture.

Fox4 also ran the table at 5 p.m. and shared the 6 p.m. lead with NBC5 among 25-to-54-year-olds. The Peacock drew the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

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