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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Tues., Sept. 27) -- CBS/NBC split prime-time spoils

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CBS controlled the prime-time terrain in total viewers Tuesday but NBC lapped up the lion’s share of advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds while ABC and Fox were left barren.

NCIS led off with 414,453 D-FW viewers, making it the biggest overall draw of the night. The second episode of CBS’ Bull (356,284 viewers) and NCIS: New Orleans (298,115) likewise won their slots from 8 to 10 p.m.

NBC’s two-hour edition of The Voice led all programming in the 18-to-49-year-old realm with 137,905 viewers before the second episode of the Peacock’s This Is Us (already renewed for a full season) mopped up at 9 p.m. with 93,006 viewers.

Tuesday’s least-watched prime-timer among with Big Four broadcast networks, Fox’s 8 p.m. hour of Scream Queens, had just 43,627 total viewers. Among 18-to-49-year-olds, it shared the night’s worst showing with ABC’s 9 p.m. episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (19,243 viewers each).

ABC’s two-hour Dancing with the Stars said goodbye to former Texas governor and two-time failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, who again showed his proclivity for being quickly voted off national stages. In the broadcast network division, it ran a distant third from 7 to 9 p.m. in total viewers with 167,235.

On cable’s Fox Sports Southwest, the Texas Rangers’ home win over Milwaukee averaged 145,422 total viewers, with 51,314 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are Tuesday’s local news derby results.

CBS11 won comfortably at 10 p.m. in total viewers while NBC5 drew the most 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 ran the table at 6 a.m. and tied for the most total viewers at 6 p.m. with NBC5. The Peacock swept the 5 p.m. competitions and added a 6 p.m. win in the 25-to-54 demographic.

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