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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Nov.29) -- it's NBC from start to stop

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NBC rolled in prime-time Tuesday with a lineup of The Voice, This Is Us and Chicago Fire.

All three shows won their time slots in both total D-FW viewers and advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds. The Voice ranked as the night’s overall top draw with 290,844 viewers while This Is Us was tops with 18-to-49-year-olds (125,077).

CBS’ annual presentation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had tough sledding in the 8 p.m. hour. The 7 to 7:30 p.m. portion ran third in total viewers (159,964) behind the first half of The Voice (283,573) and ABC’s The Middle (167,235). Rudolph’s closing half improved to second place behind The Voice.

Among 18-to-49-year-olds, Rudolph lagged in fourth place from 7 to 7:30 p.m., also trailing Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The perky reindeer was a bit less red-faced from 7:30 to 8 p.m., when it trailed The Voice, tied ABC’s American Housewife and beat Fox’s New Girl, which looks to be near the end.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

NBC5 and TEGNA8 tied for the most total viewers at 10 p.m., but the Peacock won decisively with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming) while TEGNA8 slid to a distant third.

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 had twin wins at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. golds went to TEGNA8 in total viewers and NBC5 in the 25-to-54 realm.

Local news note: ABC News has signed retiring Dallas Police Chief David Brown as a regular “contributor,” starting Jan. 1st. He became a national figure both during and after the July police shootings in Dallas.

“As our country begins a new presidential era, we’re very fortunate to have Chief Brown’s unique perspective to inform our reporting on many of the nation’s fault lines,” ABC said in a publicity release Wednesday. The network cited “economic equality, gun violence, race relations, policing and social justice” among the hot topics that Brown will address in the coming year.

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