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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Dec. 10) -- Voice rings out before Peacock falters

NBC again rolled to a resounding win with The Voice before another Howie Mandel big-money greed-fest blew a tire and Michael Buble's Christmas special fell pretty flat, too.

Voice led off with 378,631 D-FW viewers to rank as Monday's most-watched prime-time attraction. The Howie Mandel-hosted Take It All game show then began a week-long holiday season run with 206,526 viewers. That put it third in the 8 p.m. hour behind ESPN's Monday Night Football (Patriots schooled the Texans) and CBS' double dip of 2 Broke Girls.

NBC's Buble Christmas show had 165,221 viewers for a No. 3 finish behind football and CBS' Hawaii Five-0. Fox's two-hour American Country Awards shebang drew 178,989 viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. while ABC was in the dumper all night with two Extreme Makeover: Home Edition specials and a Castle repeat.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice rolled at 7 p.m. before Monday Night Football took over from 8 to 10 p.m.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Dallas Mavericks continued to play before comparatively empty houses. Monday's home win over Sacramento averaged just 41,305 total viewers. Without their rock star, Dirk Nowitzki, the team is mostly a collection of Pips. But they're playing hard and staying above water until his return.

In Monday's local news derby results, WFAA8 edged CBS11 at 10 p.m. in total viewers and won by a more comfy margin among 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept both the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions. At 6 p.m., WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for first in total viewers while Fox4 took the 25-to-54 gold.