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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 6) -- CBS rolls with prime-time sweep

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It’s no surprise when CBS wins the total viewers battle on Tuesday nights with its NCIS-fueled lineup.

But surprise, surprise, the network also outdrew NBC’s The Voice among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds.

NCIS stated the night with 403,697 total D-FW viewers for NCIS before following up with an 8 to 9 p.m. win for its spinoff, NCIS: New Orleans (311,626). CBS’ new Limitless then prevailed in the 9 p.m. hour with 212,472 viewers.

The three CBS dramas also won their time slots in the 18-to-49 demographic, with The Voice slumping to third place in its 8 to 9 p.m. second hour behind ABC’s runner-up Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Fox’s 7 to 8 p.m. comedy combo of Grandfathered and The Grinder held steady with third place finishes in total viewers. And Grandfathered tied The Voice for second place with 18-to-49-year-olds from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

A hush then fell over Fox, with its third episode of Scream Queens again registering lowest among the Big Four broadcast networks in both total viewers (56,659) and 18-to-49-year-olds (22,230).

On ESPN, the Houston Astros’ wild card game win over the New York Yankees scored decently with 169,978 total viewers and 88,920 in the 18-to-49 motherlode.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 won in total viewers at 10 p.m., but Fox4 ran a comfy first among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

TEGNA8 rose up to post a rare 6 a.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 had the most 25-to-54-year-olds.

CBS11 topped the total viewers Nielsens at 6 p.m. and Fox4 nipped TEGNA8 in the 25-to-54 measurement. TEGNA8 ran the table at 5 p.m.

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