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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 18) -- NBC fires the money shots

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NBC swept Tuesday’s prime-time ratings among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds while CBS still showed strength in overall numbers.

The Peacock’s freshman prizewinner, This Is Us, continued to excel in the 8 p.m. hour with the night’s best showing in the key 18-to-49-year-old realm (115,456 viewers). It also nipped CBS’ competing Bull in total D-FW viewers by a score of 290,844 to 283,573.

NBC likewise won at 7 and 9 p.m. among 18-to-year-olds with The Voice (83,385) and Chicago Fire (41,692).

CBS rolled to 7 and 9 p.m. wins in total viewers with NCIS (421,724) and NCIS: New Orleans (269,031).

On ABC, the new sitcom American Housewife showed some pulling power at 7:30 p.m. by ranking as the network’s most-watched show of the night in both ratings measurements. In each case, it improved significantly on its lead-in from The Middle before ABC’s 8 p.m. sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat, fell into a ratings valley.

Fox again tanked with its lineup of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and Scream Queens. All three ran fourth across the board in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks. The CW’s 7 p.m. episode of The Flash also outdrew Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl in both total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 took the top spot at 10 p.m. in total viewers, but NBC drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 had twin wins at 6 a.m. while NBC5 ran the table at 6 p.m. Both 5 p.m. firsts went to Fox4.

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