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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Tues., March 9-13) -- Rise falls while viewers not worshipping false Idol

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Your friendly content provider is back from a little sojourn and ready for a D-FW ratings catchup round you won’t find anywhere else because -- well, you just won’t.

Let’s start with the most recent numbers from Tuesday, when NBC and ABC both launched new drama series in the 9 p.m. hour.

NBC’s Rise took the harder fall, in large part because it had a much bigger lead-in from the Peacock’s preceding second season finale of This Is Us.

Rise beat ABC newcomer For the People in total viewers by a score of 128,198 to 106,832. But Rise improved on the smallish 92,587 viewers furnished by ABC’s black-ish while Rise fell sharply from the 270,640 provided by NBC’s This Is Us. Both newbies were soundly whipped by CBS’ competing NCIS: New Orleans, which had 292,006 viewers. Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast finished second at that hour with 149,564 viewers.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, For the People won the 9 p.m. slot with 53,050 viewers while Rise ran second (46,809). Again, though, For the People improved on its lead-in from black-ish (43,688 viewers) and Rise plummeted from the 118,583 sent its way by This Is Us.

NBC’s The Voice won the 7 p.m. hour in both ratings measurements.

On to Monday, where the week’s second two-hour edition of ABC’s American Idol reboot got kicked to the curb by the competing The Voice.

NBC’s now entrenched singing competition averaged 292,006 total viewers from 7 to 9 p.m. while Idol had 170,930. Worse for Idol, it also was outdrawn in the first hour by CBS’ rerun of The Big Bang Theory and a fresh episode of the network’s Man With A Plan. And from 8 to 9 p.m., Fox’s new medical drama The Resident also had more viewers than Idol, with 192,297.

ABC’s first-year M.D. hour, The Good Doctor, celebrated its recently announced renewal for a second season by winning at 9 p.m. in total viewers (213,663). Yes, that’s quite a bit more than Idol had.

In the 18-to-49 age range, The Voice won from 7 to 9 p.m. with 65,533 while Idol took the silver (43,688). Good Doctor again improved on its Idol lead-in to win the 9 p.m. hour with 56,171 viewers in the 18-to-49 realm.

Moving to Sunday, where ABC’s two-hour launch of its expensive Idol play toy won the 7 to 9 p.m. slot in both total viewers (206,541) and among 18-to-49ers (56,171). CBS’ competing combo of 60 Minutes and NCIS: Los Angeles ran a competitive second in total viewers (170,930 and 192,297 respectively); NBC’s two-hour American Ninja Warrior was the runner-up among 18-to-49-year-olds with 37,447.

Hoping to blunt the opening night ratings for its former mega-cash cow, Fox threw a cheesy, two-hour allegedly “lost” and suddenly found O.J. Simpson interview directly opposite Idol. It came away with 121,076 total viewers and 34,327 within the 18-to-49 demographic.

ABC’s 9 p.m. post-Idol premiere of its magician/detective drama Deception drew 149,564 total viewers in that hour, with 34,327 in the 18-to-49 age range. Those were good for a third-place finish in total viewers (but just a smidge behind CBS’ Madam Secretary) and the runner-up spot with 18-to-49-year-olds. Fox4’s local newscast took the 9 p.m. hour in both measurements.

On Friday night, CBS’ 9 p.m. episode of Blue Bloods again led all prime-time TV attractions in total viewers with 235,029. Fox’s 7 p.m. hour of Masterchef Junior pulled in the most 18-to-49-year-olds (34,327).

Finally, here are the Friday, Monday and Tuesday local news derby results.

Friday -- CBS11 drew the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 ran first among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming). Coming off a very little-watched 9 p.m. NBC News special, Confronting Putin, NBC5 had “hashmarks” (no measurable audience) in the 25-to-54 demographic for its 10 p.m. newscast. That’s very likely a first.

Fox4 again routed the competition with a 6 a..m sweep and also won among 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 and 6 p.m. The total viewer golds at 5 and 6 p.m. respectively went to NBC5 and TEGNA8.

Monday -- TEGNA8 topped the 10 p.m. race in total viewers and Fox4 again won among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 remained unbeaten all winter at 6 a.m. with another sweep while NBC5 ran the table at 6 p.m. The Peacock also won in total viewers at 5 p.m., with the 25-to-54 spoils going to Fox4.

Tuesday -- CBS11 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but TEGNA8 won with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. while NBC5 notched a 5 p.m. sweep. At 6 p.m., TEGNA8 drew the most total viewers and Fox4 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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