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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Feb. 11) -- splitting the prime-time spoils

Follow the bouncing prime-time ratings.

CBS got on the board first, winning from 7 to 7:30 p.m. in total D-FW viewers with How I Met Your Mother (302,905)

The second half of Fox's Bones then got in the game with a top-rated 240,947 viewers from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Fox's fourth episode of The Following couldn't hold serve, though. Its 227,179 viewers ran second to CBS' sitcom combo of 2 Broke Girls (261,600) and Mike & Molly (240,947).

CBS likewise won the 9 p.m. hour with Hawaii Five-0 (234,063 viewers).

How I Met Your Mother also topped all competing programming among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. But the pendulum then swung in a big way to the closing 90 minutes of NBC's The Biggest Loser. It controlled the 7:30 to 9 p.m. slot with 18-to-49-year-olds.

Fox4's 9 p.m. local newscast then topped that hour in the key 18-to-49 demographic by edging ABC's Castle.

Over on TNT, the 8 p.m. Episode 4 of Dallas had 110,147 total viewers with 35,083 in the 18-to-49 range. The total viewers were a slight increase from the previous Monday while the 18-to-49-haul represented a slight decrease.

In the daytime Nielsens, WFAA8's syndicated Katie continued to be a vexing problem for the ABC station. It had a scant 20,653 total viewers as a lead-in to the 5 p.m. local newscast. That made the Katie Couric talker and the preceding Dr. Oz the least-watched programs on WFAA8 from 5 a.m. all the way to midnight.

Here are Monday's local news derby results for the eighth weekday of the February "sweeps" ratings period.

WFAA8 and CBS11 tied for the top spot in total viewers at 10 p.m. while WFAA8 further cemented its lead among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) with a solid first place finish.

Fox4 remained unbeaten at 6 a.m. in 2013 with another doubleheader sweep. The station added 5 and 6 p.m. wins in the 25-to-54 measurement.

The 5 and 6 p.m. wins in total viewers respectively went to NBC5 and CBS11.