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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Feb. 21) -- CBS, NBC again split spoils

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Tuesday’s two thoroughbreds, NCIS and This Is Us, again punched winning tickets in the prime-time Nielsens.

The CBS evergreen topped all D-FW attractions in total viewers with 407,182. And NBC’s first-year smash easily drew the most advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds (147,527). This Is Us also won its 8 p.m. hour in total viewers with 319,928. And NCIS took its 7 p.m. slot in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic (70,556).

In a split decision at 9 p.m., CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans had the most total viewers (254,489) while NBC’s Chicago Fire led among 18-to-49ers with 44,899.

ABC again had the most have-nots throughout the night, although Fox’s 7 p.m. episode of New Girl drew the fewest total viewers (a sub-paltry 36,356). ABC’s 8:30 p.m. episode of The Real O’Neals set the prime-time low bar in the 18-to-49 realm with 12,828. Both comedies are looking like virtually certain cancellations after playing out their strings.

Here are the local news derby results for the 14th weekday of the February “sweeps.”

CBS11 ranked first in total viewers at 10 p.m., while NBC5 edged Fox4 and TEGNA8 for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. and NBC5 swept the 5 and 6 p.m. competitions in both ratings measurements. The sweeps end next Wednesday, March 1st.

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