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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., April 24-25) -- The Voice still drowning out competition

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NBC still has a powerhouse in The Voice, which hit the highest ratings notes on both Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday’s 7 p.m. hour topped all TV attractions with 269,031 total viewers and 89,799 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old age range. And Monday’s two-hour dollop, from 7 to 9 p.m., likewise whipped everything else at any hour of the day or night in total viewers (an identical 269,031) and 18-to-49-year-olds (99,420).

Also of note: On both Monday and Tuesday, Fox4’s 9 p.m. local newscast beat all competing network entertainment programming in the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic.

NBC’s Tuesday premiere of Great News, which had back-to-back episodes from 8 to 9 p.m., respectively drew 123,609 and 116,338 total viewers to run second in its time slot to CBS’ repeat of Bull (174,506). Among 18-to-49-year-olds, the first episode of Great News ran first from 8 to 8:30 p.m. before the second fell behind Fox’s closing half-hour of Prison Break.

Here are the Monday and Tuesday local news derby results.

Monday -- TEGNA8 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers but Fox4 had the edge with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 also had twin wins at 6 a.m. NBC5 ran first in total viewers at 6 p.m. while TEGNA8 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds. The two stations tied for the top spot with 25-to-54-year-olds at 5 p.m., but the Peacock had first place to itself in total viewers. Urp, CBS11 registered “hashmarks” (no measurable audience) at 6 p.m. in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic. This is not good.

Tuesday -- NBC5 took the 10 p.m. top spot in total viewers while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 again swept the 6 a.m. competitions. TEGNA8 basked in 5 and 6 p.m. sweeps on the verge of the May “sweeps” ratings period, which begins Thursday.

Local TV news note: NBC5 has won six regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including the top prize for “Overall Excellence.” Reporting nods also went to the station’s Scott Friedman, Pat Doney and their crews. NBC5 also won a group Murrow award for its “Breaking News” of the July 7th police shootings in downtown Dallas.

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