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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Nov. 26) -- DWTS puts small crimp in NBC victory march

Dancing with the Stars' penultimate fall season episode knocked off the first hour of NBC's The Voice from 7 to 8 p.m. before the Peacock ran strong for the rest of Monday night.

DWTS, with Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco vying for the Mirror Ball, drew 378,631 D-FW viewers while the opening half of The Voice had 300,789.

ABC then dipped to third place from 8 to 10 p.m. with a pair of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition specials. The Voice commanded the 8 p.m. hour with 385,515 viewers before NBC's fall finale of Revolution (it won't be back until March 25th) tied CBS' Hawaii Five-0 for first at 9 p.m. Each drama had 247,831 viewers.

NBC as usual swept Monday's prime-time Nielsens among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, with the full two hours of The Voice the night's top draw with 197,743 viewers in this key demographic.

ESPN's Monday Night Football matchup of Carolina vs. Philadelphia averaged 234,063 total viewers.

Post-Thanksgiving Day weekend, the local news derby resumed in earnest after another November "sweeps" period came and went.

WFAA8 returned to battle with twin wins at 10 p.m. in total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 likewise swept the 6 a.m. competitions while also running first at 5 p.m. in total viewers and at 6 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 took the top spot at 6 p.m. in total viewers; Fox4 and NBC5 shared the 5 p.m. lead among 25-to-54-year-olds.

SOUTHFORK FETES HAGMAN -- Southfork Ranch will remember the late Larry Hagman with free tours for the public from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2nd. There also will be a "memorial reception" during which guests can leave cards and/or flowers and sign a book in his honor.

"Larry Hagman brought so much life and excitement to the show Dallas, and his dynamic personality and great sense of humor will never be forgotten," representatives of Southfork said in a statement. "The filming at the ranch has been like family coming home and we will all miss him."