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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., May 1) -- The Voice again calls the tune before Scorpion stings

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NBC’s latest two-hour edition of The Voice rolled over ABC’s competing Dancing with the Stars Monday night before CBS took over the last hour of prime-time with Scorpion.

The Voice led all TV attractions with 254,489 D-FW viewers and 80,178 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. DWTS again waltzed off a cliff with 18-to-49-year-olds, also losing from 7 to 9 p.m. to Fox’s Gotham and Lucifer plus CBS’ comedy quartet of Kevin Can Wait, Man With A Plan, Superior Donuts and The Great Indoors.

Scorpion then logged 9 p.m. wins in total viewers (239,946) and 18-to-49-year-olds (67,349).

Outside the Big Four broadcast network universe, the Texas Rangers continued to struggle on the field and in the ratings. Monday’s road loss to the first-place Houston Astros on Fox Sports Southwest lagged with 116,338 total viewers and 28,864 in the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results for the third weekday of the May “sweeps” ratings period.

CBS11 ended its latest dry spell with a 10 p.m. win in total viewers while running second behind Fox4 among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

TEGNA8 ran first in total viewers at 6 a.m., and Fox4 took the 25-to-54 gold. It’s rather suddenly shaping up as an interesting race for second place in this slot, with TEGNA8 seemingly making a legitimate run to dislodge NBC5 during what’s supposed to be co-anchor Alexa Conomos’ last month at the station after announcing her planned departure in January. Meanwhile, co-anchor Ron Corning has signed a new two-year deal with TEGNA8. Lauren Nevitt remains the interim, but so far not permanently hired traffic anchor on Daybreak after Sgt. Nick Bristow was let go in late January after a two-and-a-half-year stint.

NBC5 had better results in the early evening, sweeping the 5 p.m. competitions and also winning at 6 p.m. with 25-to-54-year-olds. TEGNA8 nipped the Peacock for the most total viewers at 6 p.m.

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