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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 20) -- NBC sets prime-time pace while post-season baseball again posts anemic numbers

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NBC collected most of the prime-time spoils Tuesday, almost sweeping the field in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-old demographic while outdrawing everything except CBS’ NCIS in total D-FW viewers.

NCIS led off with 354,120 total viewers while NBC’s The Voice (368,285) and Chicago Fire (177,06) controlled the 8 to 10 p.m. hours. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, ABC’s It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown edged the first half of NBC’s Best Time Ever from 7 to 7:30 p.m. before BTE, The Voice and Chicago Fire won the rest of the night.

Major League Baseball’s ALCS and NLCS games again bunted along. The Kansas City Royals’ 14-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays barely registered with 63,742 total viewers in daytime hours on FS1. The New York Mets’ 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs then drew an average of 113,318 viewers on TBS.

Mets-Cubs did manage to beat Fox’s Scream Queens, which had 63,742 viewers in the 8 p.m. hour while also placing last with 18-to-49-year-olds among all prime-time attractions on the Big Four broadcast networks.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

NBC5, TEGNA8 and CBS11 tied for the top spot in total viewers at 10 p.m., but the Peacock nipped Fox4 for the lead among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions while the 6 p.m. golds were split between TEGNA8 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 realm.

At 5 p.m., Fox4 and NBC5 tied for the most total viewers and Fox4 won outright with 25-to-54-year-olds.

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