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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Oct. 9) -- Big Bang tops prime-time before CBS falters

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CBS’ The Big Bang Theory remained rock solid as the network’s Monday night lead-off hitter before its followup acts showed extreme shrinkage.

The long-running sitcom topped all prime-time programming in both total D-FW viewers (398,838) and advertiser-craved 18-to-49-year-olds (143,548), beating the first half-hours of both NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Then attrition set in. The Voice amassed the most total viewers (327,617) from 7:30 to 9 p.m. while also easily winning among 18-to-49-year-olds (99,859) in competition among the Big Four broadcast networks.

The new CBS sitcom 9JKL fell to third place in total viewers and 18-to-49-year-olds from 7:30 to 8 p.m., but did beat the second half of Fox’s competing Lucifer. From 8:30 to 9 p.m., another CBS newcomer, Me, Myself & I, fell to fourth in both ratings measurements.

In the 9 p.m. hour, CBS’ Scorpion continued to struggle with another pair of fourth place finishes. The third episode of ABC’s 9 p.m. newcomer, The Good Doctor, won the hour in total viewers but slipped to third place with 18-to-49-year-olds while Fox4’s local newscast won the time period in that key barometer.

Over on The CW, the network’s 8 p.m. launch of the military drama Valor came up mostly empty with just 35,611 total viewers and 12,482 within the 18-to-49 motherlode.

ESPN’s Monday Night Football attraction, Vikings vs. Bears, held steady with an average of 263,518 total viewers and 109,221 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results.

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

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 enjoyed the early evening with twin wins at both 5 and 6 p.m.

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