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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Jan. 15) -- CBS runs the table

CBS pounded bumps on all competing programming Tuesday night with new episodes of its three crime and punishment series.

NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles and Las Vegas won as usual in total viewers, but added sprinkles to their sundaes with an uncommon sweep among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. Save for a pair of ABC sitcom reruns from 7 to 8 p.m., all of CBS' principal rivals aired first-run programming.

NCIS was the overall top dog with 571,389 total D-FW viewers. That was more than the combined 7 to 8 p.m. audience for ABC, NBC, Fox and CW programming at that hour.

The 7 p.m. return of Betty White's Off Their Rockers was NBC's most-watched attraction with 213,410 viewers. A sizable 98,871 of them were 18-to-49-year-olds, proving that prank-pulling Betty, who turns 91 on Thursday, Jan. 17th, can still hold her own demographically. Amazing. In fact, Off Their Rockers had more 18-to-49-year-old viewers than Fox's 8 p.m. new episode of New Girl. Doubly amazing.

In the pre-prime time hour, KTXD's (Ch. 47) 6 p.m. edition of The Texas Daily had one of its biggest audiences to date -- 6,842 total viewers. That's still dinky to be sure, but far preferable to the "hashmarks" (no measurable audience) that the program often registers. Tuesday's show was buoyed by a guest appearance from Charley Pride, who did a song and also conversed with host Jeff Brady and two other former WFAA8 alumni, Tracy Rowlett and Troy Dungan.

In the four-way local news derby results, CBS11 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while WFAA8 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 continued to control the 6 a.m. competitions with twin wins for Good Day. In fact, Tuesday's snowy start helped make the 7 to 9 a.m. portion of Good Day the station's most-watched program of the day by far in both total viewers and in the 25-to-54 demographic.

Fox4 added 5 and 6 p.m. wins among 25-to-54-year-olds while tying NBC5 for first at 5 p.m. in total viewers. NBC5 had the most total viewers at 6 p.m.