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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., March 21-22) -- The Voice and NCIS split Tuesday's biggest spoils after Voice earlier out-duels Dancing

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NBC’s biggest prime-time hit, other than NFL football, squared off against two rival ratings big shots on Monday and Tuesday. And The Voice emerged with just a few harmless flesh wounds.

On Tuesday in the 7 p.m. hour, CBS’ NCIS drew the night’s biggest haul of total viewers with 347,038 while The Voice ran a close second with 325,790. Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, though, The Voice beat NCIS at 7 p.m. by a score of 82,568 viewers to 66,690.

CBS also won in total viewers at 8 p.m. with NCIS: New Orleans (254,966), which likewise had the most 18-to-49-year-olds at that hour (41,284). Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast then took over, rebounding from dismal lead-ins from a night of Fox reruns to win in both total viewers (169,978) and 18-to-49-year-olds (66,690).

FX’s The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, snared the 18-to-49 runner-up spot at 9 p.m. with 47,636 viewers in this age range. That was easily enough to outdraw CBS’ Limitless, ABC’s Beyond the Tank and NBC’s Chicago Fire.

In Monday night’s Nielsens, NBC’s two-hour edition of The Voice won from 7 to 9 p.m. in total viewers with 318,708. ABC’s two-hour return of Dancing with the Stars ran a solid second with 297,461 viewers. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice cruised with 117,501 to 69,865 for DWTS.

CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles won at 9 p.m. in total viewers with 212,472, but NBC’s Blindspot drew the most 18-to-49-year-olds at that hour (73,041).

Here are the Monday and Tuesday local news derby results.

Monday -- TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again demolished the competition at 6 a.m., and the 7 to 9 a.m. portion of its Good Day also easily beat the three competing network morning shows.

NBC5 ran the table at 5 p.m. and added a 6 p.m. win in the 25-to-54 demographic. CBS11 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

Tuesday -- CBS11 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. and Fox4 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 notched another pair of 6 a.m. wins and again bested the three network morning shows from 7 to 9 a.m.

At 6 p.m., CBS and NBC both went with extra half-hours of their 5:30 p.m. evening newscasts while TEGNA8 and Fox4 remained local. The Peacock’s Nightly News won the full hour in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds while the 6 to 6:30 p.m. portion of the CBS Evening News fell to fourth in both ratings measurements.

The 5 p.m. golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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