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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 26) -- Supergirl gets some altitude

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CBS’ heavily promoted premiere of Supergirl had a pretty nice takeoff flight Monday night.

The 7:30 p.m. launch, following an episode of The Big Bang Theory, drew 276,214 D-FW viewers to finish second in its one-hour time slot behind NBC’s The Voice (446,191 viewers for the 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. portion).

That’s a big gap between these two attractions, but Supergirl did manage to conquer two other formidable foes, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and ESPN’s Monday Night Football game between the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens.

Among advertiser-prized 18-to-49-year-olds, Supergirl slipped a notch to third place between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. behind The Voice and MNF.

From 9 to 10 p.m., the last hour of CBS’ extended Scorpion episode edged NBC’s Blindspot in total viewers but ran well behind the Peacock’s freshman drama series in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic. MNF beat both of them, though, to rank No.1 in the final hour of prime-time.

Monday’s runaway prime-time loss leader among the Big Four broadcast networks again was Fox’s 8 p.m. episode of Minority Report. It had just 35,412 total viewers and 19,054 in the 18-to-49 age range. With the November “sweeps” ratings period firing up this Thursday, Minority Report might well get yanked before getting another Monday night berth. It’s a behemoth, though, compared to The CW’s 7 p.m. episode of the critically praised Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which had a mega-sickly 1,416 total viewers and “hashmarks” (no measurable audience) in the 18-to-49 measurement.

In the late night ratings, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show returned to CBS after a week off and took another pasting from Jimmy Fallon’s NBC Tonight Show. Fallon had 198,307 total viewers to Colbert’s 70,824. And among 18-to-49-year-olds, the score was 79,393 viewers to 15,879, with Colbert also slightly outdrawn by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel (19,054 viewers) in this key demographic.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 nipped NBC5 to win in total viewers at 10 p.m., but the Peacock dominated among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again ran the table at 6 a.m., with TEGNA8 rising to the No. 2 spot in both audience measurements.

TEGNA8 swept the 6 p.m. competitions. At 5 p.m., the golds went to NBC5 in total viewers and Fox4 in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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