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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Dec. 16) -- night-long vocal majorities for NBC

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NBC struck the right (vocal) cords Monday, winning D-FW’s prime-time ratings from start to finish in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks.

The Voice dominated the 7 to 9 p.m. slot with 347,934 viewers while also winning big with 162,835 of them in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49 age range.

The Sing-Off then mopped up with 163,330 total viewers, good enough to beat Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast (149,127) and CBS’ new episode of the certain-to-be-canceled Hostages (142,026). Sing-Off had a bigger edge with 18-to-49-year-olds, drawing 91,188 to Fox4’s runner-up 61,877.

ABC went Christmas-y all night, but to little avail. Repeats of the animated Disney’s Prep & Landing and its sequel ran fourth in both ratings measurements from 7 to 8 p.m. The new holiday season short-run series, The Great Christmas Light Fight, likewise placed an overall fourth in the 8 to 10 p.m. slot.

In the cable world, ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchup of the Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions averaged 248,546 total viewers with 97,701 of them in the 18-to-49 sweet spot.

In Monday’s local news derby results, WFAA8 remained strong at 10 p.m. with wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 racked up another pair of firsts at 6 a.m.; the station added a 5 p.m. gold among 25-to-54-year-olds and tied WFAA8 for first in that measurement at 6 p.m.

NBC5 and CBS11 respectively had the most total viewers at 5 and 6 p.m.

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