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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Sept. 21) -- Blindspot the most seen among three fall premieres

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TV’s latest “regular season” officially kicked off Monday night, with NBC’s Blindspot drawing the most D-FW eyeballs following a bounteous lead-in from The Voice.

Airing in the 9 p.m. hour, the mysterious tattooed lady and the tough-talking FBI agent led the Big Four broadcast networks with 292,908 viewers and 126,152 in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic. The 9 to 10 p.m. portion of ESPN’s Monday Night Football was the overall biggest draw, but its full-game average of 278,960 viewers fell a bit short of Blindspot’s.

The NBC newcomer held a sizable portion of the audience furnished by NBC’s two-hour edition of The Voice, which averaged 320,804 total viewers and 138,767 in the 18-to-49 realm to beat everything from 7 to 9 p.m. except CBS’ 7 p.m. season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. Now in its ninth season, Big Bang topped all prime-time programming with 439,362 total viewers and 204,997 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

CBS’ 7:30 p.m. premiere of the new comedy series Life in Pieces then fell to respective totals of 258,038 and 85,153 viewers. It was beaten by both The Voice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars in both audience barometers during that half-hour segment.

The night’s third series premiere, Fox’s continuation of the 2002 film Minority Report, had a tough opening night in the 8 p.m. hour. It ran fourth among the Big Four broadcast networks in both total viewers (118,558) and 18-to-49-year-olds (59,922). The network’s preceding season premiere of Gotham likewise lagged in fourth with respective totals of 125,532 and 47,307 viewers.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 bucked a big lead-in disadvantage to edge NBC5 in total viewers at 10 p.m., but the Peacock prevailed by a comfy margin among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions before NBC5 reigned at 5 and 6 p.m. in both audience measurements.

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