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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Oct. 10) -- usual big hitters in slumps

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For the first time in memory, a new episode of NCIS wasn’t CBS’ most-watched prime-time attraction Tuesday. And NBC’s This Is Us lost its time slot in total D-FW viewers to CBS’ competing Bull.

Let’s look closer.

In its usual lead-off spot, NCIS had a substandard 292,006 viewers and barely beat NBC’s The Voice (284,884) in the 7 p.m. hour.

Bull then narrowly outdrew NCIS with 292,006 viewers from 8 to 9 p.m. while This Is Us slipped to second in the time slot with 242,151 viewers.

CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans led the way at 9 p.m. with 220,785 viewers.

NBC remained strong in the advertiser-prized 18-to-49 age range, though, with This Is Us leading all Tuesday prime-time programming (118,583 viewers). The Voice and the Peacock’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders also won their slots in this key demographic.

ABC’s 8 p.m. episode of black-ish was its high scorer in both major ratings measurements. And Fox’s Lethal Weapon remained solid at 7 p.m. before its followup, The Mick, fell heavily, particularly in total viewers.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

TEGNA8 won in total viewers at 10 p.m. while Fox4 pulled in the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 again notched twin wins at 6 a.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 5 p.m. The 6 p.m. spoils went to NBC5 and TEGNA8 (which shared the lead in total viewers) and Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds.

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