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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., March 15) -- The Voice again rules while FNC dominates latest "Super Tuesday" coverage

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NBC’s The Voice stayed in tune Tuesday, easily drawing prime-time’s biggest crowd while Fox News Channel lead a smaller audience grouping for the latest “Super Tuesday” primary results.

Airing in its usual 7 to 9 p.m. slot, The Voice averaged 361,202 D-FW viewers and also won among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds with 120,677.

The Peacock then got decent sampling for its two-pronged “sneak preview” of the new sitcom Crowded. The first episode drew the most total viewers from 9 to 9:30 p.m. with 205,390. The second slipped to 155,813 viewers and was beaten by the 9:30 to 10 p.m. portion of Fox4’s local newscast (198,307 viewers). It was the same story with 18-to-49-years-olds. Crowded took the first half-hour and Fox4 news, the second.

Again torn asunder was ABC’s new biblical epic, Of Kings and Prophets. Also airing in the 9 p.m. hour, It ran a distant last among the Big Four broadcast networks in both ratings measurements.

FNC easily topped the cable news network battle to report and dissect the night’s dominant performances by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It drew the cable universe’s biggest haul of total viewers with 169,978 between 9 and 10 p.m. Runner-up MSNBC also peaked at that hour with 63,7421 viewers while CNN notched its largest audience of 56,659 viewers between 7 and 8 p.m.

Among 25-to-54-year-year-olds (the main advertiser target audience for news programming), FNC topped out with 56,550 between 9 and 10 p.m. MSNBC hit a high point of 35,716 viewers in that same hour; CNN peaked with 23,810 viewers in both the 7 to 8 and 8 to 9 p.m. hours.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 dominated with 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 added to its victory quiver with sweeps of both the 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. races. At 5 p.m., the station won with 25-to-54-year-olds while sharing the total viewers gold with NBC5.

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