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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Dec. 11) -- CBS again triples down on crime

CBS again decked its halls with a Tuesday prime-time sweep in the total viewer D-FW Nielsens.

NCIS as usual had the night's biggest overall haul, drawing 454,357 viewers in the 7 p.m. hour to knock off NBC's competing edition of The Voice (357,978).

CBS' NCIS: Los Angeles (351,094 viewers) and Las Vegas (247,831) also comfortably won their time slots.

Advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds again fanned out, though. The Voice won at 7 p.m. before Fox's New Girl ran first in this key demographic from 8 to 8:30 p.m. The second halves of NCIS: L.A. and NBC's Take It All then tied for first, with Fox's 8:30 p.m. episode of The Mindy Project just a speck behind.

NBC's Christmas episode of Parenthood and Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast shared the 18-to-49 top spot from 9 to 10 p.m.

It was another tough day for KTXD's (Ch. 47) The Texas Daily and CW33's Nightcap. The latter registered "hashmarks" (no measurable audience) at 9 p.m. in the 18-to-49 Nielsens. And Texas Daily had no measurable audience among any audience group for both its 8 a.m. live edition and 6 p.m. repeat.

In Tuesday's four-way local news competitions, CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers and tied WFAA8 for first place among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 ran the table at both 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. WFAA8 did likewise at 6 p.m.