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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Fri.-Sun., Dec. 7-9) -- Cowboys stay above one mil, fall below previous two games

Sunday's come-from-behind, walk-off Cowboys win at Cincinnati surpassed the one million viewer mark on Fox but fell below the previous two games against the Redskins and Eagles.

There were extenuating circumstances, though. Dallas played the Redskins on Thanksgiving Day and the Eagles on NBC's showcase Sunday Night Football. So 1,108,356 D-FW viewers for the early-starting 20-19 win over the Bengals is a decent turnout in that context. The match-ups with Washington and Philadelphia respectively had 1,301,114 and 1,218,503 viewers.

Two of this season's 13 regular-season games, against Carolina and Cleveland, have fallen below the magic one million mark.

Fox's Cowboys-Bengals followup act, the Giants' rout of the Saints, hauled in an extra-large 729,725 viewers for a non-Cowboys NFL attraction. CBS' competing 49ers-Dolphins game barely registered with 103,263 viewers.

NBC's prime-time game, the Packers' snowily picturesque win over Detroit, drew 495,662 viewers.

ABC's competing Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Christmas with Holly, had 192,758 viewers to finish third Sunday night behind football and CBS' regular series lineup.

On Saturday afternoon, the annual Army-Navy game averaged 137,684 viewers to top all afternoon attractions.

Friday night's Good Morning Texas prime-time special on WFAA8 had 34,421 viewers in the 8 p.m. hour. That made it prime-time's least-watched attraction on the Big Four broadcast networks. The top draw, CBS' 9 p.m. episode of Blue Bloods, had 261,600 viewers.

In the local news derby results, CBS11 won at 10 p.m. in total viewers while NBC5 was tops with 25-to-54-year-olds, the main advertiser target audience for news programming.

Fox4 swept both the 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. competitions. CBS11 had the most viewers at 6 p.m., but WFAA8 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds.