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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Nov. 14-16)

Nipping Washington's Redskins beats a beating by New York's Giants, ratings-wise and otherwise.

The Cowboys' defense-dominated 14-10 win on NBC's Sunday Night Football drew 1.4 million D-FW viewers congregated in 854,070 North Texas homes. That's a nice spike from two Sundays ago, when 1.03 million viewers in 697,200 homes cringed through New York's 35-14 win on Fox's early Sunday game.

CBS' big Sunday night event, the first post-election interview with Barack and Michelle Obama, lured 391,937 viewers to 60 Minutes, delayed until 6:30 p.m. by the Steelers-Chargers football runover. The climactic 6 to 6:30 p.m. portion of the game had 624,442 viewers.

Over on Fox Sports Southwest, the Dallas Mavericks' overtime road win over New York snapped a five-game losing streak. But the game averaged just 26,572 D-FW viewers from its 5 p.m. start to 7:35 p.m. finish. Even Ch. 52's Sunday night Gunsmoke rerun did better than that, drawing 33,215 viewers despite airing from 8 to 9 p.m. opposite the Cowboys.

In Friday's local news derby, CBS11 came up big at 10 p.m. with wins in both total viewers and 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m. while WFAA8 did likewise in the 5 and 6 p.m. news competitions.

Fox4's half-hour salute to anchor Clarice Tinsley's 30 years at the station drew 66,430 viewers from 9:30 to 10 p.m., dipping from 99,645 viewers for the preceding half-hour of the station's 9 p.m. local newscast.

CBS' Numbers was Friday's most-watched prime-time attraction, with 259,077 viewers from 9 to 10 p.m. opposite Barbara Walters' exclusive interview of a pregnant man on ABC's 20/20 (112,931 viewers).