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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Sept.25) -- NCIS and This Is Us pace new season's second night

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The new season returns of CBS’ NCIS and NBC’s This Is Us led all prime-time programming Tuesday in the audience demographics each was expected to carry.

NCIS amassed the most total D-FW viewers (391,716) while This Is Us was tops with advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds (68,653).

The 8 p.m. premiere of CBS’ FBI otherwise handily whipped the competing This Is Us in total viewers by a score of 313,372 to 227,907. At 9 p.m., CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans (327,617 total viewers) comfortably won over the first episode of NBC’s New Amsterdam (249,274).

ABC’s 7 to 9 p.m. edition of Dancing With the Stars, which is showing signs of being on its last legs, beat only Fox’s Gifted in the 7 p.m hour before Fox’s Lethal Weapon punched DWTS into last place among the Big Four broadcast networks from 8 to 9 p.m.

In the 18-to-49-year-old motherlode, NBC’s The Voice won from 7 to 8 p.m. with 56,171 viewers before Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast rose up to win that hour with 59,291. DWTS ran fourth across the board from 7 to 9 p.m. with just 18,724 viewers in this key demographic.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 took the top spot in total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again routed the competition with twin wins at 6 a.m., where it hasn’t lost a single week day since Good Friday.

The 5 and 6 p.m. wins in total viewers went to NBC5, with Fox4 taking both firsts among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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